Nebraska Strengthens Ties with China

A few months back, we updated the blog in light of a recent announcement made by Governor Dave Heineman: Nebraska’s strong ties with Japan have increased the demand for Japanese companies to open locations in our state (think Kawasaki, think Mitsubishi subsidiary Agrex Inc.) And this morning, the Omaha World-Herald announced that Nebraska’s ties with […]

Four Reasons Manufacturing Is Returning to the United States

If you’ve been following this blog, you read about the good news this week: manufacturing is growing in the U.S. Indeed, after decades of negative growth, fewer American companies are shipping production overseas. Over the last four years, American manufacturing has grown by about 650,000 jobs. But why exactly has there been a rebound? Here […]

U.S. Manufacturing on the Lookout with China’s Slowdown

You know that feeling when you’re going too fast and you realize you need to slow down before you crash and burn? That’s how China’s economy felt a few years ago, and they’ve since tried to change their ways within the last few years. For the past decade, China has spent a sizeable amount of […]

Can U.S. Manufacturers Learn from Other Countries About the Skills Gap?

In a lab in Germany, two Technical University of Munich students focused on engineering the BMW i3, which is BMW’s first zero emissions mass-produced vehicle due to its electric powertrain. The car also features carbon-fiber reinforced plastic to improve the vehicle’s energy consumption. All of this was designed and assembled by researchers, designers, and—wait for […]

Reshoring In the Wild: ‘Made In America’ Gaining Momentum

It’s one thing for us to talk about reshoring, and it’s another thing entirely to really start to see reshoring in action. And as it turns out, the latter is exactly what we’re starting to see now. A new survey by Boston Consulting Group, published today, shows a big jump “in the number of companies […]