As the White House released a report on the increasing number of companies choosing to manufacture their products here in America, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) today praised local companies that are creating high-quality local jobs by making the strategic business decision to manufacture in Delaware. During his tenure, Senator Coons has focused on American manufacturing as a key engine of our economic recovery.
"Delaware companies, both large and small, have found that "insourcing' jobs is a smart investment to deliver high-quality products to their customers and good jobs in our communities," Senator Coons said. "I believe strongly in the motto, "Made in America, Manufactured in Delaware,' and this is a great way to get there. This new report shows the President's aggressive efforts to pursue a new manufacturing agenda is beginning to deliver results for Delaware entrepreneurs and local workers."
President Obama and Vice President Biden hosted a forum at the White House today to discuss the new report and highlight companies across the country that are choosing to make high-quality, affordable products in America, including Delaware-based DuPont. The company is making investments across its portfolio that will create hundreds of American jobs, including an investment of approximately $150 million in agricultural research that will create over 500 jobs in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Iowa.
The report finds that many companies have brought jobs back to America for safety, quality and logistical reasons. It identifies a positive trend for American manufacturing, which has seen 334,000 jobs created over the past two years and increased nearly six percent since June of 2009, its fastest pace in a decade.
In his first year in the Senate, Senator Coons introduced a series of bills to stimulate job creation, including the bipartisan AGREE Act, sponsored with Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) which will support job creation and domestic manufacturing, and the Job Creation Through Innovation Act, which is designed to jumpstart domestic manufacturing and create conditions to help businesses grow and create high-quality, high-paying middle-class jobs.