DULUTH, GA — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) toured multiple manufacturing facilities in Forsyth Country, visited with business owners and employees, and discussed supply chain and labor concerns. The Congresswoman met with Metcam, a sheet metal fabrication company, and Heidi’s Heavenly Cookies, a large-scale bakery.
“Manufacturing companies have always been a cornerstone of American business and prosperity. Jobs in manufacturing provide good paying jobs and an outlet for innovation,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “From 2000-2014, Georgia lost about a third of our manufacturing, and it’s time we get it back.”
After touring these facilities, Congresswoman Bourdeaux sat down with business owners for a conversation on how Congress can best serve manufacturing businesses through investments in research and development, initiatives to drive skilled labor toward the manufacturing career field, and existing programs from the SBA to support businesses like these.
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.