Town Halls to Focus on Strengthening Alabama Economy

Birmingham, AL -- Revitalizing Alabama’s manufacturing base and reinvigorating the state’s economy will be the focus of three “Keep It Made In America” Town Hall meetings of local business, civic, and labor leaders in Mobile, Birmingham and Decatur on August 7 and 8.

From 2001 to 2010, 43,800 Alabamian manufacturing workers found themselves out of a job due to trade with China. 14.7 percent of the state’s manufacturing jobs were lost in 2008-2009 alone; 2008-2009 is the most recent year with that data available.

Sponsored by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), the meetings will feature conversation on domestic manufacturing’s relationship to strengthening Alabama’s economy and creating jobs.

Mobile

WHEN: Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Aircraft Pavilion, USS Alabama Memorial Park

2703 Battleship Parkway Mobile, AL

Birmingham

WHEN: Thursday, August 8 at 12:00 pm

WHERE: McWane Science Center

200 19th Street North Birmingham, AL

Decatur

WHEN: Thursday, August 8 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Sykes Place on Banks

726 Banks Street Decatur, AL

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The Alliance for American Manufacturing is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership formed in 2007 by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers. Our mission is to strengthen American manufacturing and create new private-sector jobs through smart public policies. We believe that an innovative and growing manufacturing base is vital to America’s economic and national security, as well as to providing good jobs for future generations. AAM achieves its mission through research, public education, advocacy, strategic communications, and coalition building around the issues that matter most to America’s manufacturers and workers.