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12 'Manufacturing Communities' to Receive Federal Funding

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WASHINGTON—The Obama administration has named 12 regions of the U,S. that will receive special attention under a new federal program designed to help make them more attractive to manufacturing companies.


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How a Small Town in Missouri Became a Manufacturing Oasis

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PERRYVILLE, MO—Could the answer to America’s manufacturing problem be somewhere in this modest Midwestern town, population 8,225?


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Oregon Tops List of Manufacturing Output Relative to Gross State Product

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WASHINGTON—Manufacturing accounts for 28.7 percent of Oregon’s gross state product, the highest percentage in the country, according to the latest statistics from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis.


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Mixed Messages for Manufacturing

By John Sprovieri
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Looking back on the campaign, it was refreshing to hear candidates from both parties tout the importance of U.S. manufacturing.


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Study: Democratic Administrations Have Created More Jobs

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HARRISBURG, PA—State-level manufacturing job growth has varied across the 16 presidential administrations since 1948, with significant gains in most states across the seven Democratic terms and significant losses under the nine Republican ones, according to a new analysis of official government data.


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Survey: Manufacturing Is Important, But Government Not Helping

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WASHINGTON—Some 84 percent of Americans “strongly agree” or “agree” that the United States needs a more strategic approach to developing its manufacturing base, but only about 35 percent believe that federal and state governments are helping create a competitive advantage for the United States versus other countries.


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Regulation Strangulation

By John Sprovieri
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The burden of federal regulations was a hot topic on the campaign trail this year. 


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Organizations Urge Manufacturers to Vote

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WASHINGTON—With the stakes for manufacturers higher than ever, the National Tooling & Machining Association and the Precision Metalforming Association have launched an initiative to encourage manufacturers to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential and congressional elections.


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Why not Make Phones and iPods Here? Part 2

By Jim Smith Ph.D. ABD
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The federal government is not entirely to blame for the cost differential between U.S. and Chinese manufacturers.


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Politicians Beware: Voters Want Domestic Manufacturing Back

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DES MOINES, IA—According to a recent poll, a majority of voters "fervently hope for a day when America again leads the world in making things."


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