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Reshoring: Beware the Hype

Reshoring is getting a great deal of hype. Some see it as evidence of a new renaissance of American manufacturing. Some see it as hope for reducing long term unemployed. Some see it as a business opportunity to sell manufacturing-related equipment, softwa…
Popular Blogs Reshoring is getting a great deal of hype. Some see it as evidenceof a new renaissance of American manufacturing. Some see it as hope for reducing long term unempl… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/reshoring-beware-hype/

Saving Manufacturing from the Fiscal Cliff: Recommendations for Washington

Following the special, open Manufacturing Leadership Council call on the Fiscal Cliff last week, the Council contacted the Obama Administration and the leadership of the House and Senate to communicate the Council's recommendations on key tax and spending…
Following the special, open Manufacturing Leadership Council call on the Fiscal Cliff last week, the Council contacted the Obama Administration and the leadership of the House and… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/saving-manufacturing-fiscal-cliff-recommendations-washington/

National Manufacturing Policy: The Backlash Begins

As manufacturing has gained a higher profile in the presidential election cycle, a backlash of sorts has broken out with high-profile pundits questioning the need for an aggressive national manufacturing strategy that includes things such as tax breaks fo…
As manufacturing has gained a higher profile in the presidential election cycle, a backlash of sorts has broken out with high-profile pundits questioning the need for an aggressiv… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/national-manufacturing-policy-backlash-begins/

Cluster Theory

Back in the late 1990s, Harvard professor and author Michael E. Porter started advocating the value of what he called clusters, geographic collections of companies in complementary industries and supporting educational institutions and government agencies…
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Can Manufacturing Really Be a Jobs Generation Engine?

As unemployment remains stubbornly high, the economic recovery stumbles, and the presidential election looms, urgent calls for the revival of manufacturing have begun to intensify. Manufacturing has traditionally been not only an unrivaled source of wealt…
As unemployment remains stubbornly high, the economic recovery stumbles, and the presidential election looms, urgent calls for the revival of manufacturing have begun to intensify… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/can-manufacturing-really-be-jobs-generation-engine/

The S&P Decision: It's Time for Some Perspective

Thirty-seven years ago today, Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency, the first and still only U.S. chief executive to do so. The U.S. at that time was rocked by the Watergate scandal, which brought Nixon down, as well as the war in Vietnam, which was s…
Thirty-seven years ago today, Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency, the first and still only U.S. chief executive to do so. The U.S. at that time was rocked by the Watergate s… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/sp-decision-its-time-some-perspective/

The Global View: Manufacturing Technology and the Inertia Factor

There was a time when manufacturing was one of the few occupations in which someone of modest academic achievement could make wages that could support a rather high standard of living. But this is less true today. And a lot of the change has been brought…
There was a time when manufacturing was one of the few occupations in which someone of modest academic achievement could make wages that could support a rather high standard of li… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-manufacturing-technology-and-inertia-factor/

Is Automation to Blame for Unemployment?

A recent LA Times article suggests that the recession has caused manufacturers and other businesses to redouble their investments in automation, boosting unemployment and, in turn, reenforcing the recession.
A recent LA Times article suggests that the recession has caused manufacturers and other businesses to redouble their investments in automation, boosting unemployment and, in turn… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/automation-blame-unemployment/

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