Betting on U.S. Manufacturers

The death of the manufacturing sector in this country has been taken as a truth for many years. No doubt, the number of manufacturing jobs and the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy have been declining for years. Yet, in fact, manufacturing is showing signs of life in the U.S.

Boston Consulting Group has just released a study that says the U.S.' exports since 2005 have been growing more than seven times faster than GDP. The report also says that average manufacturing costs in such countries as Germany, Japan, the U.K. and France, among others, will be 8% to 18% higher than those in the U.S. by 2015. BCG is predicting that by 2020, the U.S. will gain $70 billion to $150 billion in annual exports, with two-thirds of these gains coming from production shifts to the U.S. from Europe and Japan....397 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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