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How the US Can Shape Its Manufacturing Destiny

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The Source
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Re: ouch
The Source   1/10/2013 8:57:38 PM
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FLYINGSCOT

Tim Cook is not the only one who is concerned that the US education system has stopped producing people with skills associated with manufacturing. With regard to the federal government, the Obama administration has programs in place targeted toward improving the performance of students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).     

Here's a link to more information about that:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/k-12/educate-innovate

Thanks for your comments.

Nicole

 

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ouch
FLYINGSCOT   1/9/2013 1:40:20 PM
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It is shocking what Tim Cook said about US skills not being up to par.  The US govt needs to fix this asap and get the US back on top.

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The Source   1/9/2013 10:40:41 AM
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Barbara,

High-tech companies have an opportunity now to revive US high-tech manufacturing, while keeping their production costs relatively low. The next few years will give us an idea of how committed these companies are to developing manufacturing in this country.  With regard to China, I think China will have a great deal of high-tech manufacturing for many years to come, but how much manufacturing of consumer electronics will be done in the US is an open question.  

Thanks for your comments.  

Nicole 

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Low union density
_hm   1/8/2013 8:27:29 PM
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It should not be low density, it should be zero union density, which will attarct many more manufacturers and provide long term employment.

 

Barbara Jorgensen
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How the US can
Barbara Jorgensen   1/8/2013 3:53:26 PM
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Great post, as usual. Data continues to support the cost-effectiveness of onshore manufacturing. The examples provided are also compelling. I hope companies will follow the leaders like they did last time, when the movement was toward China.



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