Wilbur Ross is Bad
for the Economy

Did you know that Wilbur Ross made himself and his investors rich by laying off thousands of workers across the US? Wilbur Ross’ actions caused over 11,000 layoffs across at least 11 states.


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Alabama

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Alaska

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Arizona

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Arkansas

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California

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Colorado

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Connecticut

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Delaware

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District of Columbia

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Florida

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Georgia

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Hawaii

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Idaho

0

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Illinois

2178

Jobs Lost + Threatened

125 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund road construction in Carmi

Source: Economic Development Administration

48 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund the construction of a rail spur in Granite City

Source: Economic Development Administration

207 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund the construction of roadway improvements in Jefferson County

Source: Economic Development Administration

600 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to expand infrastructure in Litchfield

Source: Economic Development Administration

362 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to construct an industrial area in Peoria

Source: Economic Development Administration

500 Jobs Lost

Company International Steel Group in Riverdale

Company Bought: ACME Steel

Source: [Joseph S. Pete, "Trump nominee Wilbur Ross a divisive figure in steel industry," The Times, 12/04/16]

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318 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to upgrade water infrastructure in Taylorville

Source: Economic Development Administration

18 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund roadway redevelopment in Waukegan

Source: Economic Development Administration

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Indiana

1067

Jobs Lost + Threatened

126 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund improvements to the Flagship Manufacturing Center in Anderson

Source: Economic Development Administration

400 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Edinburgh

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: ["Newsclips" Plastics News, 10/08/07]

Oct-07

202 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Greencastle

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: ["Auto workers lose jobs," Grand Rapid Press, 09/14/10]

Sep-10

1,313 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to create a workforce training facility in Indianapolis

Source: Economic Development Administration

107 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund water infrastructure in Morocco

Source: Economic Development Administration

230 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund the Indiana Enterprise Center Broadband Expansion Project in St. Joseph

Source: Economic Development Administration

1,059 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund river and rail facilities in Tell City

Source: Economic Development Administration

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Iowa

2420

Jobs Lost + Threatened

450 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund roadway improvements and utilities in Ames

Source: Economic Development Administration

300 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund the Iowa Rural Equity Project (IREP) in Ames

Source: Economic Development Administration

442 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund the relocation of a water transmission main in Cedar Rapids

Source: Economic Development Administration

506 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to improve rail infrastructure in Davenport

Source: Economic Development Administration

477 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Iowa City

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Andy Davis, "Auto parts manufacturer to cut Iowa City workforce," Iowa City Press-Citizen, 10/21/16]

Oct-16

170 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Iowa City

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Lee Hermiston, "Local auto parts supplier lays off 170," Iowa City Press-Citizen, 12/02/08]

Sep-08

75 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to improve an office building in Keokuk

Source: Economic Development Administration

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

682

Jobs Lost + Threatened

70 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to upgrade water systems in Coopersville

Source: Economic Development Administration

60 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Detroit

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [David Barkholz, "Ross' interior firm cuts staff, closes 2 plants," Automotive News, 12/17/07]

Dec-07

104 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund the construction of a road extension in Fremont

Source: Economic Development Administration

141 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund water infrastructure improvements in Gladwin

Source: Economic Development Administration

200 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Mendon

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Al Jones, "Mendon jobs moving to Mexico," Kalamazoo Gazette, 10/05/07]

Oct-07

54 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to expand a highway in Saginaw

Source: Economic Development Administration

53 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to support a business accelerator in Southfield

Source: Economic Development Administration

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

4597

Jobs Lost + Threatened

625 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Avondale and Cliffside

Company Bought: Cone Denim

Source: ["Cone Mills will lay off more than 600 workers," Associated Press, 10/09/03]

Oct-03

606 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to develop water infrastructure in Black Mountain

Source: Economic Development Administration

30 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Cliffside

Company Bought: Cone Jacquards

Source: [Jean Gordon, "Cone Jacquards cuts workforce by 30," The Daily Courier, 01/09/09]

Jan-09

210 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Cliffside

Company Bought: Cone Denim

Source: ["The timeline of change for county textile industry," The Daily Courier, 07/09/09]

Dec-05

220 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Cliffside

Company Bought: Cone Denim

Source: ["The timeline of change for county textile industry," The Daily Courier, 07/09/09]

Jun-05

74 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to build a worker training center in Clinton

Source: Economic Development Administration

110 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund water infrastructure in Eden

Source: Economic Development Administration

230 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Fuquay-Varina and Greensboro

Source: ["Factories dig niches to divert job runoff," Business North Carolinai, 02/01/06]

Feb-06

100 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Greensboro

Company Bought: Cone Denim

Source: ["North Carolina," Myrtle Beach Sun-News, 04/24/09]

Apr-09

150 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Greensboro

Source: ["White Oak plant to lose 150 jobs as it stops yarn work," News and Record, 11/08/08]

Nov-08

150 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Greensboro

Company Bought: Cone Denim

Source: [Donald W. Patterson, "Cone Denim announces layoffs," News & Record, 10/23/07]

Oct-07

260 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Greensboro

Company Bought: Cone Denim

Source: ["US: Cone Denim to lay off 260 workers.," JustStyle.com, 12/12/06]

Dec-06

190 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Greensboro

Company Bought: Cone Denim

Source: [Meredith Barkley, "ROSS HINTS AT PLANS FOR TEXTILE MERGER; 'COMBINED COMPANY' COULD SAVE MILLIONS, HE SAYS," News and Record, 11/15/03]

Nov-03

452 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to support offices located at the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Kannapolis

Source: Economic Development Administration

111 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund a skilled workforce development facility in Kenansville

Source: Economic Development Administration

79 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Matkins

Company Bought: Burlington Industries

Source: ["Burlington to Cut Jobs at Upholstery Plant," WFMY, 08/27/03]

Aug-03

187 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to boost economic capacity in Mocksville

Source: Economic Development Administration

60 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Old Fort

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Mike Conley, "IAC plant in Old Fort to lay off 60 workers," The McDowell News, 10/29/08]

Oct-08

100 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Raeford

Company Bought: Burlington Industries

Source: ["Plant Shut-Downs, Closings & Layoffs Profile -- Burlington Industries LLC" Plant Shut-Downs, Closings & Layoffs, 01/10/11]

Jan-11

70 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Raeford

Company Bought: Burlington Industries

Source: ["BLUE CROSS' NET INCOME DECLINED IN SECOND QUARTER," Winston-Salem Journal, 08/14/04]

Aug-04

40 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Reidsville

Company Bought: Burlington Industries

Source: [Carla Bagley, "Textile group to lay off 40 workers," News and Record, 08/22/05]

Aug-05

180 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund water infrastructure in Shelby

Source: Economic Development Administration

363 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to build a workforce training facility in Sylva

Source: Economic Development Administration

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North Dakota

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Ohio

2016

Jobs Lost + Threatened

102 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Canton

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: ["Plant Shut-Downs, Closings & Layoffs Profile -- INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP NORTH AMERICA LLC," Plant Shut-downs, Closings, and Layoffs, 09/23/08]

Sep-08

210 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to support healthcare startups in Cleveland

Source: Economic Development Administration

165 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund water infrastructure construction in Delta

Source: Economic Development Administration

437 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund water infrastructure in Gilboa

Source: Economic Development Administration

45 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Holmesville

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Bryan Schaaf, "Gerstenslager Co. announces staff cut of 75," Daily Record, 12/20/08]

Oct-08

240 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund construction at an "innovation accelerator" in Portsmouth

Source: Economic Development Administration

200 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Sidney

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Thomas Gnau, "Sidney plant to lay off more than 200 people," Dayton Daily News, 08/14/08]

Oct-08

100 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Sidney

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Alexandra Hazlett, "Parts supplier lays off 100," Dayton Daily News, 07/04/08]

Jul-08

370 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Wauseon

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: ["American Axle strike spurs layoffs in Wauseon," The Blade, 04/04/08]

Apr-08

147 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to build a manufacturing training space in Youngstown

Source: Economic Development Administration

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Oklahoma

0

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Oregon

0

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Pennsylvania

4075

Jobs Lost + Threatened

152 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Carlisle

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Joseph Cress, "Carlisle's IAC plant to close in December (updated 6:20 p.m.)," The Sentinel, 10/08/08]

Oct-08

93 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Carlisle

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: ["Sentinel Morning Update: Carlisle homeless center wins zoning approval," The Sentinel, 08/08/08]

Aug-08

57 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Carlisle

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [John Hilton, "IAC, formerly Lear, planning more layoffs," The Sentinel, 02/21/08]

Apr-08

85 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Carlisle

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: ["Former Lear plant announces more layoffs," The Sentinel, 01/15/08]

Jan-08

17 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Carlisle

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Dan Miller, "Globalization helps, hurts Carlisle firms," Patriot News, 06/24/07]

Jun-07

150 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to renovate a business building in Johnstown

Source: Economic Development Administration

230 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to expand an industrial park in Mifflintown

Source: Economic Development Administration

1438 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to support the Philadelphia Navy Yard in Philadelphia

Source: Economic Development Administration

300 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to expand a culinary center in Philadelphia

Source: Economic Development Administration

240 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to launch a startup accelerator in Philadelphia

Source: Economic Development Administration

800 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to support entreprenurial services in Pittsburgh

Source: Economic Development Administration

105 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to renovate a center training facility in Prosperity

Source: Economic Development Administration

185 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to improve water infrastructure in Towanda

Source: Economic Development Administration

200 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to support technology seed investments in University Park

Source: Economic Development Administration

23 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to expand a welding training center in Williamsport

Source: Economic Development Administration

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Rhode Island

0

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South Carolina

943

Jobs Lost + Threatened

112 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund rail infrastructure in Barnwell

Source: Economic Development Administration

150 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund infrastructure in Bishopville

Source: Economic Development Administration

57 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Carlisle

Source: ["Plant Shut-Downs, Closings & Layoffs Profile -- International Textile Group Inc.", Plant Shut-Downs, Closings & Layoffs, 09/03/12]

Sep-12

164 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Greenville

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: ["Plant Shut-Downs, Closings & Layoffs Profile -- International Automotive Components, LLC," Plant Shut-Downs, Closings, and Layoffs, 01/06/14]

Dec-13

45 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Greenville

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: ["Plant Shut-Downs, Closings & Layoffs Profile -- International Automotive Components, LLC," Plant Shut-Downs, Closings, and Layoffs, 09/30/13]

Oct-13

86 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to build a manufacturing training center in Greenwood

Source: Economic Development Administration

220 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to improve water infrastructure in Greenwood

Source: Economic Development Administration

109 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund improvements at an aluminum manufacturing facility in Saint George

Source: Economic Development Administration

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South Dakota

0

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Tennessee

2970

Jobs Lost + Threatened

160 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Dayton

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Mike Pare, "Dayton, Tenn. auto supplier laying off 160," Times Free Press, 06/17/17]

Jun-17

1775 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund construction of new electrical transmission lines in Dayton

Source: Economic Development Administration

50 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund water infrastructure improvements in Decherd

Source: Economic Development Administration

170 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund water infrastructure in Humboldt

Source: Economic Development Administration

400 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to fund water infrastructure improvements in Johnson City

Source: Economic Development Administration

270 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant for a workforce training facility in Shelbyville

Source: Economic Development Administration

145 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Springfield

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Getahn Ward, "European car parts maker cutting 145 Springfield jobs," USA Today, 04/28/17]

May-17

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Texas

0

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Utah

0

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Vermont

0

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Virginia

1440

Jobs Lost + Threatened

280 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Brookneal

Company Bought: Burlington Industries

Source: Bethany Fuller, "Hurt plant to cut 500 jobs," News and Advance, 08/15/06]

Aug-06

500 Jobs Lost

Company International Textile Group in Hurt

Company Bought: Burlington Worldwide

Source: Bethany Fuller, "Hurt plant to cut 500 jobs.," News & Advance, 08/15/06]

Aug-06

100 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Lebanon

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [Kathy Still, "Lebanon, Va., Auto Parts Plant Lays Off 100 Workers," Bristol Herald Courier, 03/20/08]

Mar-08

110 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Strasburg

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [James Heffernan, "Plant furloughs 133 workers," Northern Virginia Daily, 05/19/09]

May-09

200 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Strasburg

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [James Heffernan, "More than 200 layoffs slated at Strasburg plant," Northern Virginia Daily, 11/25/08]

Nov-08

250 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Strasburg

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: [James Heffernan, "Strasburg plant to cut 250 jobs," Northern Virginia Daily, 04/25/08]

Apr-08

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Washington

0

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West Virginia

0

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Wisconsin

473

Jobs Lost + Threatened

105 Jobs Threatened

Project Disaster supplemental funding in Arcadia

Source: Economic Development Administration

70 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant to improve the floodwater management infrastructure. in La Crosse

Source: Economic Development Administration

70 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant for construction of Lac du Flambeau Workforce Training and Business Development Center in Lac Du Flambeau

Source: Economic Development Administration

167 Jobs Lost

Company International Automotive Components in Sheboygan

Company Bought: International Automotive Components

Source: ["International Automotive Components to cut 167 jobs in Sheboygan," Sheboygan Press, 07/28/10]

Jul-10

61 Jobs Threatened

Project Grant To The City Of Viroqua To Expand The City?Äôs Industrial Park. in Viroqua

Source: Economic Development Administration

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Wyoming

0

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Wilbur Ross is no friend to America’s workers and the numbers prove it. Take a look at where Wilbur Ross is responsible for laying off scores of workers — some of whose jobs were in the very same places President Trump has promised to protect and rebuild, and at where Ross is continuing to threaten America’s workers as Commerce Secretary.

Hover to see how many jobs Wilbur Ross’ companies eliminated in your community, and to see how many additional jobs Ross’ Commerce Department is now trying to undermine.

Wilbur Ross is no friend to America’s workers and the numbers prove it. Take a look at where Wilbur Ross is responsible for laying off scores of workers — some of whose jobs were in the very same places President Trump has promised to protect and rebuild, and at where Ross is continuing to threaten America’s workers as Commerce Secretary.

Hover to see how many jobs Wilbur Ross’ companies eliminated in your community, and to see how many additional jobs Ross’ Commerce Department is now trying to undermine.

Say no to Wilbur Ross

As Ross touts the work he has done to promote American manufacturing and economic growth, his past shows another story. Wilbur Ross is responsible for laying off thousands of hard-working people while making even more money for himself and his investors.

In communities across 11 states, from the Great Lakes to the Carolinas, Ross assisted in the erosion of American manufacturing and shipped thousands of jobs overseas. In total, over 11,000 workers were laid off at companies Ross controlled, companies off of which Ross and his investors made billions. Despite his rhetoric, his record is clear: Wilbur Ross has lined his pockets at the expense of working people.

Now that he is Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross’ department is working behind the scenes to destroy the Economic Development Administration (EDA), which would threaten over 17,000 jobs, while Ross publicly praises the program. Eliminating the EDA would hurt local economies across the country.

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