The National Association of Manufacturers applauded Micron Technology’s decision to locate 800 jobs at its Manassas, Va., plant, after a story about the move was published by The Washington Post.
In a statement on the NAM's website Tuesday, Pat Cleary said, “people often forget, or just don’t appreciate, manufacturing’s impact on the economy,” citing the 100 cars leased for employees from the local Toyota dealership. “One study estimates that Micron’s investment has generated 1,500 jobs in the retail and restaurant sectors alone.”
The study commissioned by Micron and conducted by George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis found that every dollar spent by the company on payroll and operations generated an additional 26 to 28 cents for the city of Manassas.
“So next time somebody tells you that manufacturing doesn’t matter, point them toward Manassas, Virginia and the great story of Micron Technology’s move to Manassas, Virginia,” Cleary said. “Manufacturing and manufacturers continue to power this economy.”