Voormi transforms locally sourced Rocky Mountain sheep wool into high-end outdoor clothing. But the Colorado startup is also hoping to help transform rural communities into small manufacturing hubs, where economic development is needed the most. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
By Connie Kargbo, Christopher Booker and Corinne Segal
In the heart of Amish country, hat makers are maintaining a century-old business.
By Christopher Booker and Connie Kargbo
Both presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump pledged to bring manufacturing jobs back to American shores as the economy became a central theme in this year’s presidential elections. But some jobs, once thought to be forever lost to cheaper…
By Vikram Mansharamani
It may have worked for China, but India is too late to reap the benefits of a manufacturing-driven development strategy.
In Mississippi, where the unemployment rate peaks at 15 percent in some areas, pockets of new manufacturing have ignited hopes for an economic rebirth. And while signs of growth give some people hope for a new era, how much will…
By Larisa Epatko
China's new tech-driven economy has opened opportunities for entrepreneurs. But they still face some hurdles when starting a business.
By Simone Pathe
With the unemployment rate dipping below 6 percent for the first time since the summer of 2008, and payroll gains of 248,000, September's headline employment data points to a real economic recovery -- with jobs. But last month wasn't so…
For much of the 20th century, southern Virginia and North Carolina were home to the world's biggest furniture factories and suppliers. But between 1989 and 2007, seven factories closed, in part due to booming furniture-making businesses in Asia. Jeffrey Brown…
Dustin Reid, an apprentice at BMW's only U.S. plant, explains why manufacturing is growing in the United States and why vocational training may be a more sure path to the American dream than a four-year degree.
By Joel Kurtzman
Manufacturing excellence is one of four economic forces that sets the U.S. economy apart from the rest of the world.
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