Executive Summit 2023 is this week!

Join us January 31, 2023 – February 2, 2023, as we bring together top industry leaders and the brightest and the best, to discuss the current landscape of wholesale distribution, what’s on the horizon, and how we blaze the trail for the next generation of wholesale distributors.

Our Story

NAW is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $7.4 trillion wholesale-distribution industry. Founded in 1946, NAW is comprised of national, regional, and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners, and stakeholders spanning all sectors of distribution. Our industry employs more than 5 million workers throughout the United States and accounts for 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. There are 35,000 wholesale distribution companies that operate nearly 150,000 places of business in all 50 states that are affiliated with NAW.

NAW’s Voice in Washington, DC

The NAW Government Relations team fights every day for NAW members across the country – serving as an important collective voice for the $7 trillion distribution industry in Washington, D.C. NAW advocates for policies that support wholesaler-distributors, ensuring businesses can thrive, prosper, and build a stronger future.

Our Mission

NAW’s mission is to deliver world-class programs and services designed to help the most dynamic companies in wholesale distribution succeed.

5.9 Million Employees Nationwide
30,000 Employers
$7.4 Trillion in Economic Activity
8 hours ago

Americans tune into the #SOTU to hear their President’s ideas for boldly tackling the greatest issues we face. Rather than addressing plans to curb inflation, strengthen the economy, or achieve energy independence, President Biden used the speech to crusade against “junk fees.” https://t.co/sHWMADFJFP

1 day ago

FACT CHECK: In wholesale distribution, non-union, non-supervisory wages are higher than their union counterparts. No one cares more about their employees than wholesale-distributors & they don’t need to be forced by the government to support their workforce. #SOTU

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