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American Cities Seeing Manufacturing Growth Share Lessons Learned

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A recent chart from Upjohn Institute's Susan Houseman shows how declines in manufacturing employment in the U.S. are relative to the declines in the number of U.S. factories since the year 2000. Is it related to technology and automation? Or perhaps the price competition from China and other low-cost countries? Either way the question remains, why are some cities not only surviving, but thriving in an otherwise obvious downturn? Economist Tim Bartik may have the answer.

Supply Chain News: Lessons from US Cities Seeing Manufacturing Growth

Worker Training is Far More Important than Tax Cuts, Economist Tim Bartik Finds

There are a variety of opinions and charts relative the declines in US manufacturing, but in general the differences are of ones of degree, not overall direction. Interestingly, a recent chart from Susan Houseman from the Upjohn Institute shows how declines in manufacturing employment in the US have closely paralleled similar declines in the number of US factories since the year 2000. 

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