Industry Clusters en Shih's Watchword: Make the US an Attractive Choice for Manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bring iPhone manufacturing to the U.S.? Harvard Professor Willy Shih thinks policymakers instead should be focusing on ensuring our manufacturing strengths stay that way.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Industry Clusters Regulations Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Workforce The Latest Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:30:00 +0000 492451 at <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>Before we wring our hands too much about bringing things back, I would make sure the areas we are strong in will continue to be strong for the foreseeable future.&quot;</p> <p><em>-Willy Shih</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong>&nbsp;Robert &amp; Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice<br /> <strong>Organization:&nbsp;</strong>Harvard Business School</p> <p><strong>Previous Employers:</strong>&nbsp;IBM, Eastman Kodak, Thomson, Ofoto, Silicon Graphics</p> <p><strong>Education:</strong>&nbsp;PhD, chemistry, University of California, Berkeley</p> <hr /> <p><em>The&nbsp;<strong>IndustryWeek&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Manufacturing Leader of the Week</a></strong>&nbsp;highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Cincinnati Focuses on Reindustrialization to Create Prosperity <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cincinnati has lost 67% of its manufacturing jobs but area leaders are focused on investments for an industrial renaissance. Talent available in the Cincinnati region could play a key role in attracting manufacturers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Industry Clusters Companies & Executives Strategic Siting Expansion Management The Latest Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:26:00 +0000 443671 at Reshoring has Become an Economic Development Strategy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The International Economic Development Council examines manufacturing reshoring and finds plenty of reasons to support bringing industry back to the U.S.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Industry Clusters Expansion Management Trade Global Economy The Latest Thu, 19 May 2016 18:21:00 +0000 285411 at Software Eats Manufacturing (and Manufacturing Gains) <div class="field-byline"> Mark Muro, Kelly Kline and Bruce Katz </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From hardware startups to the skills gap, five takeaways from the Brookings Institution's advanced industries regional workshop.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Automation Industry Clusters Digital Tools Education / Training Technology The Latest Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:03:00 +0000 251011 at Tesla Mixed Messages for San Diego's Economic Outlook <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>San Diego lags previous recessions in recovery of manufacturing jobs and troubling signs point to further economic woes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Industry Clusters Demographics Product Development Research & Development Workforce The Latest Tue, 26 Jan 2016 21:29:00 +0000 218831 at GE to Move Headquarters to Boston for Tech Gains <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"Massachusetts spends more on research and development than any other region in the world, and Boston attracts a diverse, technologically-fluent workforce focused on solving challenges for the world," said Jeff Immelt, GE chairman and CEO.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Clusters Expansion Management The Latest Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:19:00 +0000 210831 at Joe Raedle, Getty Images GM to Invest $356 Million in Three Michigan Plants <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The investment includes an engine line in Flint, driveline components in Saginaw and powertrain components in Grand Rapids.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Clusters Expansion Management Operations Workforce The Latest Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:30:00 +0000 196611 at <p>A worker at the Flint Engine plant.</p> GM San Diego Region Identifies and Tackles the Skills Gap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>San Diego brings together public and private resources to identify and address the skills gap in manufacturing and other sectors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Clusters Education / Training Labor / Employment Policy Expansion Management Public Policy Workforce The Latest Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:00:00 +0000 182481 at Northwest Ohio's Advantages as a Manufacturing Location <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>I was recently provided the opportunity to tour manufacturing plants in the Toledo, Ohio region by the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP), a privately held economic development corporation. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Clusters Companies & Executives Strategic Siting Expansion Management The Latest Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:37:00 +0000 172941 at <p>Toledo and Northwest Ohio have been called the <em>&ldquo;</em>Solar Valley&quot;<em> </em>because of having nearly 2,000 people working in industries related to photovoltaic development.</p> Newly Minted 'Manufacturing Communities' to Share $1 Billion <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Communities were selected based on the strength of their economic development plans, the potential for impact in their communities and the depths of their partnerships across the public and private sectors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Clusters The Latest Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:30:00 +0000 171301 at <p>U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker made the announcement on the 12 manufacturing communities yesterday at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit in Bentonville,&nbsp;Arkansas.</p> Getty Images