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Save the Economy: Bring U.S. Manufacturing Home

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Pat LaMarche

For the first time in America, the number of people out of work exceeds the number of people working in manufacturing. Alliance for American Manufacturing warns that if manufacturing stays gone from the U.S. that the high tech jobs will follow.

What San Francisco Can Teach The World About Urban Manufacturing

Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

The U.S. has added more than 550,000 new manufacturing jobs since January 2010. After decades of outsourcing overseas, American manufacturing is exper...

China and Mexico, Manufacturing Giants, U.S. Weak

Ryan McMunn | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

With recent calls for a return to "Made in America" and Chinese manufacturing slumping, will the U.S. realize the much talked about manufacturing renaissance?

For Women, Manufacturing Industry Remains in the 'Mad Men' Era

Keosha Varela | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women
Keosha Varela

"I've been in the engineering industry for 30 years, and we were talking about these same issues 30 years ago," said the National Science Foundation's Theresa A. Maldonado."

Modular Design for Technology Devices

Gil Laroya | Posted 03.21.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

A few days ago I was discussing design with a friend of mine. We both work in the medical device world, and the subject of systems design came up. It'...

WATCH LIVE: Filling The Skills Gap In Manufacturing: The Untapped Resource

Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 3:15pm-4:30pm EST. Econometric work at the Aspen Institute and elsewhere shows that a main barrier to a strong resurgence in the manu...

Manufacturing Skills Shortages and the Untapped Resource

Thomas J. Duesterberg | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Thomas J. Duesterberg

Women are increasingly outperforming men in acquiring advanced skills, but are under-represented in both the manufacturing workforce and in the specialized S.T.E.M. fields most in demand in today's industrial economy.

Support Advanced Manufacturing Innovation!

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

President Obama's manufacturing initiative, centering on regional "hubs" where advanced concepts will be developed, is evoking yawns from Republicans in Congress and only scattered support from business, but it strikes me as an excellent concept and one the business community should rally behind.

President's Manufacturing Institutes Are a Good Idea: Now Let's See About the Other 90 Percent

Dr. Sheldon Schuster | Posted 02.28.2014 | Education
Dr. Sheldon Schuster

From an educator's perspective, my experience is that on a small scale, a partnership which involves industry, educators and innovative thinking can lead to great things.

Engineering 2.0: Rekindling American Ingenuity

Sridhar Kota | Posted 02.25.2014 | Education
Sridhar Kota

Technological innovation has long been key to American prosperity, especially when it is applied to cutting-edge manufacturing, and the centerpiece of such innovation is engineering.

We'll Need More Than a Couple of Innovation Hubs to Create One Million New Manufacturing Jobs

Scott Paul | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business
Scott Paul

On paper, these hubs are a good idea. Heck, in practice they're a good idea. Each one is insurance that America has the brains to stay competitive in the next generation of advanced industry. But let's be clear: On their own, they're not enough.


Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The participants recognized that manufacturing is the seedbed of most innovation, but most were surprised to learn that manufacturing accounts for two thirds of R&D and 90 percent of patents in the U.S.

U.S. Trucking Companies Deliver Sales, Profit Gains

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held U.S. trucking companies posted their fourth year of higher sales, and profitability also improved in 2013, according to data from Sagew...

Obama's Emerging Network of Little Silicon Valleys -- For Manufacturing

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Obama is right to push for these hubs, little spokes of scientific activity that are developing critical technologies -- because we'll surely need them, as well as more people who understand them.

Stock Market Has Worst Day In More Than 7 Months

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market had its worst day in more than seven months, and the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 320 points...

Private-company growth slowed in 2013

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

U.S. GDP might have grown more than expected in the fourth quarter, but data from Sageworks, a financial information company, indicates there's still ...

China Seeks Low-Cost Production... In the US (Pt. 2)

Robin Lewis | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Robin Lewis

Once the Chinese open their factories or acquire existing companies in the U.S., they can begin the process of integrating forward, ultimately owning and/or controlling every link in the value chain, including the most important link that connects with consumers: retailers and brands.

Delivering an American Economic Comeback

Sec. Penny Pritzker | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Sec. Penny Pritzker

Like the president, I believe the state of our union is strong because of the determination and ingenuity of our people and businesses. Yes, we've come a long way back, and we will continue our mission to help the millions who most need help. We are indeed open for business.

President Obama: The Solution to Unprecedented Inequality is Good Jobs and Opportunities for the Disadvantaged

Madeline Janis | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Madeline Janis

The ironic image of the super-rich riding a humble public bus is an apt metaphor for the socioeconomic quandary facing America before President Obama makes his 2014 State of the Union address tonight.

Obama's State of the Union Dilemma: Pushing Fast Track for TPP Would Increase Income Inequality

Lori Wallach | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Either Obama can prioritize a battle against income inequality or he can push more NAFTA-style trade agreements and the trade authority to railroad them through Congress, but he cannot do both.

China Seeks Low-Cost Production... in the United States

Robin Lewis | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Robin Lewis

Beware of what you wish for. For all of the "pollyannas" who have been rooting for manufacturing jobs returning to the good old U.S. of A. from low-cost countries such as China, they may just be getting their wish; but not in the way they intended. It will end badly.

How Manufacturing Got Its Groove Back

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

With the energy sector booming, the auto industry still enjoying healthy organic growth and commercial airplanes being built at breakneck speed these are good times for manufacturing.

Obama Makes Good On Manufacturing Jobs Promise

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Making good on a promise from last year's State of the Union to help create good-paying American jobs, President Barack Obama o...

Obama Hitting The Road For Announcement

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlighting the growing manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy, President Barack...

How Will 'Made in America' Fare in 2014?

Scott Paul | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Scott Paul

America's workers deserve a government that will fight for them in the trade arena. And the Obama administration should act boldly, instead of offering more of the same. That won't happen, though, unless the White House pursues an aggressive trade agenda that places the focus squarely on lowering the trade deficit.