Here's a sobering report from Xconomy on a new study out of MIT. In it, MIT researchers claim that US manufacturers (150 in study from diverse industries) hit problems when they go to scale operations at full commercial level. This leads them to seek foreign investors and set up foreign facilities. Wave bye-bye to some good jobs.
That's not good and is why there is beginning to be more clamoring for manufacturing supports in the US (i.e. tax credits and the like). It would be nice to have the manufacturing base remain strong (US is still No. 1) bu there is a trend toward moving to Asia and other sites abroad. We need to nip it.
Posted by Bruce Lehr Feb 28th 2013.