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American Companies Shifting Production Back to U.S.

American Companies Shifting Production Back to U.S.

It appears "Made in America" is making a revival as U.S. manufacturers "re-shore" production back to the States.

A recent survey showed many either already shifted or are “considering” a move toward domestic production.

Domestic firms are finding out rising wages and labor shortages in China, shipping costs and fuel no longer offset higher business taxes and wages in the U.S.

Executives realize its time to put Americans back to work.

“There is still some shortages of the real skill workers in this country, but on the whole we should have a real plentiful workforce at this point in time, recovery has been sluggish and I think that's one of the thing that makes wages stagnate or at least not rise as much,” says Texas economist Ray Perryman.

Perryman says the struggling U.S. economy means more people are willing to work and for a lower wage.

“I think a lot of what we're seeing is also a concern about quality and being able to connect with customers more effectively,” he says.

Several technology companies already have shifted production back to the U.S., including Motorola's Texas-made Moto X smartphone.

 

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