"Peter D. Straw, Executive Director of SAMA is greeted by Governor Rick Scott at the Community Leadership Reception and Dinner held at the Governor's Mansion Oct. 21, 2013. A group of 24 community leaders shared ideas over dinner with the Governor. Accompanying Mr. Straw are Barbara Page and Florida First Lady, Ann Scott."
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MEMBER SUPPORT IS CRITICAL TO MUTUAL SUCCESS
The Sarasota Manatee Area Manufacturers Association is the voice of manufacturing. SAMA advocates on behalf of manufacturing at a local, state and national level.
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Despite popular myth American manufacturing still holds first place in the world. According to the National Association of Manufacturers the United States accounts for 21% of the world?s production; China is second with 14%, Japan 3rd with 9%.
Here in Florida, we manufacture everything from microchips to potato chips. Manufacturing accounts for 5% of our state?s GDP. The majority of our manufacturing operations, roughly 80%, employ less than 50 people. These employees are technically skilled and highly productive.
As a member of SAMA you'll receive significant benefits which help to enhance the growth of your company. Some of the benefits are listed below.