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The US Manufacturing Industry Is Growing; Here's How to Keep It Strong

Keosha Varela | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Keosha Varela

While China and other countries face challenges to their once-burgeoning manufacturing sector, all signs in the US are pointing to a growing industry now seen as a "rising star" in the world market.

19 Eerie Photos That Put America's Problems In Plain Sight

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business

Seeing an abandoned home can be a bit creepy. But seeing one that represents the decline of an entire way of life? That should elicit an even more sol...

Rebuilding American Manufacturing Powerhouse

Sridhar Kota | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology
Sridhar Kota

Over the past few decades, we've learned the hard way that once manufacturing is gone, engineering know-how quickly follows, and then later on innovation and our national security suffers the consequences. That's a place that America has never been before.

5 Lessons I Learned From Swimming With the Sharks (Shark Tank, That Is)

CJ Isakow | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
CJ Isakow

The lessons I learned along the way make me confident that one day I'll be sharing a drink by the pool with the Sharks as colleagues, not bait.

A More Nuanced Measure of Growth

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

With its focus on production rather than consumption it will convey the vital message that it is the production of goods and services that best determines our economic vitality, not their consumption.

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...

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

Dr. Sheldon Schuster | Posted 04.30.2014 | 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.

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.

Manufacturing Continues On a Roll

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

There is a growing movement in our country to buy American. Major retailers are making a big splash out of shifting to domestic suppliers. This movement was a long time in the making, but it is real.

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.

Engineering Is 'Pure Michigan'

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.03.2014 | Detroit
Sarah A. Webster

When it comes to engineering, in particular, few places outrank Michigan, which is heavily bolstered by the automotive industry.

Where Have All the 3D Dreamers Gone?

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

As the manufacturing industry continues to move toward incredibly advanced five-axis machines and robots, the demand for a spatially skilled workforce is growing rapidly.

Factory Slowdown: Private Manufacturers' Sales Slowing

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

U.S. manufacturers added more jobs last month than they had since February, but job gains in the sector continue to be below the expectations of some ...

Who's Minding the Store?

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

There seems to be a fundamental law of politics that every president who wins a second term soon runs into trouble and spends his final years in office limping along ineffectually or worse ricocheting from one disaster to another.

Reshoring Means More Jobs

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

I have seen reports of major league reshoring by Apple, Motorola, General Electric, and others, and we all saw the announcement by Walmart that it will steer billions to U.S. manufacturers, but I have been waiting to see this movement reflected in the economic data.

How to Reverse the Increasing Reliance of Low-Wage Workers On Billions in Aid and Restore Economic Growth

Gary Reber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

The low wages paid to fast-food workers are costing taxpayers $7 billion a year in public assistance, according to a study released October 15, 2013 b...

Manufacturing the Future: Driving Growth Through Advanced Manufacturing

Toni Verstandig | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business
Toni Verstandig

Manufacturing today is no longer the dirty, dark, and dangerous world it may have been during the early years of American industry.

Connecting the Youth With the Next Generation of Manufacturing

Mike Roberts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mike Roberts

What if you told your kids there was a place where they could hold ideas in the palms of their hands?

Why Is Doing Good So Hard?

C. Ugent | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
C. Ugent

Necessity is the Mother From the hospital, I called a patent attorney. I didn't have much else to do, and I was tired of hearing myself complain. ...

Manufacturing a Recovery: U.S. Gains From Advanced Manufacturing Firms

Barbara Dyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Barbara Dyer

Co-authored by Mark Popovich Manufacturing is back -- or so it seems. The stats released this week on trends in durable goods shipments reinforce tha...

Walmart's Latest 'Buy America' Sham

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

In a way, Walmart's Buy America program represents the home stretch of the economic transformation the company set in motion decades ago.

An Early Leader of the Great Manufacturing Resurgence

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

If there ever was one single corporate executive who believed in a renaissance of American manufacturing, and who was determined to make it happen, it was surely my good friend Richard E. Dauch who tragically passed away on August 2.

Obama's Amazon Economy

Scott Paul | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Scott Paul

The President will be speaking about rebuilding America's middle class from the depths of an Amazon warehouse in Tennessee. His message and the site from which he'll deliver it are dissonant, given Amazon's prominence as a massive importer and employer of temporary workers.

No More Detroits

Scott Paul | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Scott Paul

If our leaders take certain lessons to heart -- and voters demand this change -- we can adopt policies that will grow exports, rebuild the middle class and put us on a path to a better fiscal position.

One Million New Factory Jobs?

Scott Paul | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Scott Paul

In President Obama's nomination acceptance speech, he promised to create one million new domestic manufacturing jobs by the end of his second term. The president can fulfill his campaign pledge, if he meant it. We're willing to help.