For Big Ass Fans, proximity to its production lines, to its suppliers and most importantly, to its customers was paramount in moving its residential fan manufacturing to Kentucky.
The U.S. government should become more active in supporting our small and medium-sized manufacturers, or other countries will continue to develop their economies at our expense.
As demand for natural sugars increases, food manufacturers are busy adding maple syrup to everything from chips and Pop-Tarts to yogurt. But suppliers can't just crank up the tap.
Coca-Cola focuses on innovation to stay competitive in the digital economy.
If you treat all of your sources as commodity suppliers, your own business will end up being perceived as a commodity.
With electric car technologies far from decided, auto parts manufacturers face challenging decisions to commit to one project or another – or face the risk of sitting on the sidelines.
Having the government involved in economic development in your business and community can pay off handsomely if it's done right.