Brookings Institution. May 9, 2012.
With the slight resurgence of U.S. manufacturing in the recent years, termed a potential “manufacturing moment” by some, it is important to consider not just the future of manufacturing in America but also its geography. Geographic considerations are, in fact, central to whether the slow growth of U.S. manufacturing jobs during the last two years signals a renaissance of American manufacturing or merely a temporary respite from long-term decline. [Note: contains copyrighted material].