President Donald Trump has taken several bold steps since taking office, but one area seems to be a bigger priority than any other. Trump has been adamant about getting American companies to invest in the U.S. by building factories and plants and hiring American workers. In his inaugural address, he declared that as a central theme of his presidency, imploring American companies to “buy American and hire American.”
Before he even took the oath of office, Trump said he had struck a deal with United Technologies‘ Carrier Industries to keep about 800 jobs in Indiana that were slated to go to Mexico. He pressured other manufacturers like automakers to keep jobs in the country, and may have influenced Ford‘s decision to scrap plans for a new plant in Mexico.