The Second Installment of Facing The Forces of Change is Live!

Register for the 2023 Innovators Summit!

Attending the Innovators Summit lets you stay updated with the latest industry developments and remain ahead of your competitors. By being aware of emerging trends and disruptive technologies, you can proactively adapt your business strategies, identify new revenue streams, and gain a competitive edge in the market.

Our Story

NAW is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $8 trillion wholesale-distribution industry. Founded in 1946, NAW comprises national, regional, and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners, and stakeholders spanning all distribution sectors. Our industry employs more than 5 million workers throughout the United States, accounting for 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. 35,000 wholesale distribution companies operate nearly 150,000 places of business in all 50 states.

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 $8.2 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
35,000 Employers
$8.2 Trillion in Economic Activity

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