Buy American Policy for New York State Procurement

Nowhere on Earth can you find another workforce that rivals the skill, quality and dedication of American labor.

And it’s time that our nation recommits itself to these hardworking men and women.

New York is prepared to lead the way forward.

Today in Syracuse I proposed a groundbreaking proposal that would implement the nation’s strongest mandate for the purchase of American-made products by state entities.

Under my “Buy American” plan, all state entities will be required to give preference to American-made goods and products in any new procurements more than $100,000.

This proposal demonstrates the strongest commitment to growing the manufacturing sector, and supporting the men and women who work in it, nationwide.

With manufacturing representing one in every nine Upstate jobs and over 5 percent of the state’s total workforce, as well as close to $70 billion in goods being manufactured here each year, New York has been missing a critical opportunity to strengthen a key industry sector.

When we Buy American, we not only keep our companies and our employees where they belong, but we foster growth and development in leading industries right here at home.

This initiative will reinvest in the talent that made this state and this country what it is today and strengthen our role as a global leader in manufacturing for years to come.