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Jul 23, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Exports and FDI: New Avenues for Manufacturing

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Preliminary estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show manufacturing employment at more than 12. 1 million through June, a gain of 580,000 jobs since June 2010.

Jul 17, 2014
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Jul 11, 2014
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Mexico Revs Up Competition for Southeast Auto Industry

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North America’s fastest growing center of automotive production is not in the Southeast or even the United States of America. It’s in Mexico

Jul 8, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Why FDI Firms Are Making the U.S. More Globally Competitive

Foreign direct investment projects are creating new jobs and investment in Indiana and North Carolina.

FDI firms are pumping millions of jobs into the U.S. economy, but they are also bringing intangible benefits that give the nation a global edge, according to a new Brookings Institution study.

Jul 2, 2014
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Best Cities for Entrepreneurs: High Marks for ‘Business Friendly’

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A newly released survey of more than 12,000 small business owners named Louisville KY and Austin TX among the most friendly to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Jun 26, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

The Rise of Solo Entrepreneurs — and Where They Are Thriving

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Solopreneurs — entrepreneurs who run their enterprises without employees — are becoming a bigger part of the economy, and many are finding their best business climate in smaller cities.

Jun 25, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Manufacturing Sector Revival: Coming To A Town Near You?

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Similarly, the huge demand for agriculture and food products is one of the main drivers of exports. The U.S. shipped a record $149.5 billion in food and products overseas in 2013, increasing demand for both agriculture machinery and the transportation equipment to get products to export markets.