Regions leading the revival of manufacturing jobs across the U.S. are not the same industrial behemoths of the past.
Information technology may be driving growth in America’s largest cities, but manufacturing and energy are still the biggest economic engines for its smaller ones. Tourism is also contributing to growth in smaller cities that are becoming vacation meccas for their larger urban neighbors, and college towns are flourishing by building up their knowledge-based economies. Rankings […]
A new report from the U.S. International Trade Administration shows exports by metros hit $1.44 trillion in 2014, up 54 percent from just five years earlier. Dominating the list for exports by metros are locations with major deep-water port facilities (Houston, New York-New Jersey, Los Angeles-Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma) or strategic geography.
The creative industry is having a moment in the United States. About one in three Americans are knowledge workers who contribute to the economy by creating new ideas, technologies and content across fields such as science and engineering, architecture and design, education, arts, music and entertainment. With a growing appreciation for this type of creativity […]
Much has been written about the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing, including the reshoring movement and the economic factors that are tilting the advantage back to domestic production from China and elsewhere. But as has been detailed, the pace of that resurgence is being crimped by a skills gap at the intersection of baby boomer retirements and shortages of Millenials interested in manufacturing jobs.