MFG Advocate - Visit our blogAMT ADVOCACY

AMT champions the interests of the manufacturing technology industry in Washington, DC. We work with Congress and the Administration on issues of importance to our industry, forcefully supporting legislative and regulatory proposals that would help our industry and opposing measures that would hurt.

Your participation is critical to our success. Use the Take Action Center to write your elected officials on issues important to your company and your industry. Take action by entering your zip code!

AMT's New Market Exporter Initiative provides members with:
  • expert advice on new export markets,
  • access to free on-line market research reports,
  • export training,
  • matchmaking services to locate prospects, distributors and reps, and service providers,
  • plus more ...
Find out more and enroll today!

Tips for Conducting Successful Plant Tours for Public Officials
One of the most effective ways to advocate for your company, your workers, and your industry is to invite your elected officials to tour your facility. Read more about how to conduct a successful plant tour.

**For the 2014 Tax Year**
Depreciation Incentives Fact Sheet
Information on 2014 Depreciation Provisions
50% Bonus Depreciation/Sec. 179 Expensing
Plant Tours for Public Officials

AMT's Manufacturing Mandate
The U.S. government, recognizing the national importance of our manufacturing sector to a vital sustainable economy and a strong defense industrial base, will implement policies that: 
The Manufacturing Mandate
Incentivize Innovation and R&D in new products and manufacturing technologies
  • Increase the R&D tax credit and make it permanent
  • Increase R&D funding targeted for sustaining economic growth technologies
  • Leverage existing manufacturing infrastructure to increase collaboration and accelerate the rate of commercialization
Improve global competitiveness
  • Restore certainty through tax and regulatory reform
  • Support fair and open trade where all parties play by the same rules
  • Modernize outdated export control and visa policies 
Build a better educated and trained Smartforce
  • Support grants, scholarships and academic challenges for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs
  • Implement national manufacturing skills certifications
  • Create "2 Plus" Manufacturing Technology degree programs at community colleges and universities emphasizing industry-based internships