Manufacturing Isn’t Dead, It’s Evolving

If you watch the news every night, you probably think that manufacturing in the U.S. is on the verge of death.

Fortunately, that’s not the case, writes Steve Johnson, CEO, Missouri Partnership, on

I’ve been active in economic development for more than 30 years he writes, and I don’t see an industry on its last legs. I see an increasingly efficient system that’s reshoring jobs and creating more opportunities for growth than the public might think …

… Some companies have already begun shifting their manufacturing focus back to America. Missouri, for instance, is host to booming offshore manufacturers.

Trans-Lux, a manufacturer of high-end scoreboards, recently moved its production back to the U.S. from China. As the president of the company told CNN, “it makes economic sense.” Additionally, Hartmann, which entered the U.S. market by purchasing a vacant 334,000-square-foot industrial facility that will start operating this year, is bringing 50 new jobs to the state.

Read the full manufacturing article on here.

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