Joaquin Almunia, the EU's competition commissioner, said the new rules were designed to end "illegal" subsidies which had created market "distortions" and led to high prices that have harmed European industry....More
Asked what location they considered to be the most attractive for low-cost manufacturing aimed at the North American market, executives at small-to-mid-sized companies said the United States and Mexico were at the top of the list....More
On March 19th, over 100 business leaders met for the "Manufacturing in the Golden State - Making California Thrive" economic summit. The purpose of the summit was to discuss how our national trade policies and tax policies are harming California manufacturers and what policies should be changed to help them grow and thrive....More
Ethical lapses can spell financial disaster for companies. The manufacturers in the 2014 World's Most Ethical Companies list work hard to mitigate such risks with programs to protect people and the planet.
In the past 15 years, the manufacturing industry has evolved from needing low-skilled production-type assembly workers to being highly technology-infused. It's no secret that manufacturing companies are now struggling to fill the gap for workers trained with the specific skills needed for today's advanced manufacturing jobs....More
China's leadership is vowing to transform the country's economic growth model away from an over-reliance on often wasteful investment projects and instead make private demand the driver for the country's future development....More
U.S. manufacturers find themselves in a global battle for innovation as companies and nations try to leapfrog the industrialized West. Investor and development expert Ed Sappin offers three examples of global competitors mounting formidable challenges....More
To determine where college graduates are settling, demographer Wendell Cox analyzed the change in the number of holders of bachelor’s degrees and above between 2007 and 2012 in the 51 metropolitan statistical areas with over a million people.