March 8, 2012

Manufacturing Math Driving US Comeback

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Harold L. Sirkin is a senior partner in the Chicago office of The Boston Consulting Group and author of Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything. Michael Zinser is a Chicago-based partner who leads the firm's manufacturing work in the Americas.

Making the United States an even more attractive location for factories and investments is critical for the health of our nation. More domestic factories would help create more balanced trade flows and a more stable global economy. But company decisions on what and where to place production facilities, while influenced by many factors, ultimately depend on the math.

Thankfully, the math these...

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