San Francisco’s Lee Sells Manufacturing Jobs in Technology Haven

(Bloomberg) — San Francisco, a city overrun with artisanal coffee shops, Michelin-starred restaurants and affluent techies on bicycles, is looking to make space for people who work with their hands. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who three years ago committed to boosting manufacturing jobs for workers without four-year college degrees, won Planning Commission approval for […]

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Why It’s Time to Bring Manufacturing Back Home to the U.S.

This article is by Thomas Roemer, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the executive director of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program. In the last decade, we’ve lost millions of manufacturing jobs to outsourcing. According to U.S. News and World Report, there are now 5.1 million fewer American manufacturing […]

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Yes, advanced industries are providing jobs to Americans

One possible objection to our claim at the Metro Program that “advanced industries”— those that invest heavily in research and development (R&D) and science, technology, education, and math (STEM) workers—are a prerequisite for broad-based local and national prosperity derives from these industries’ extraordinary productivity. After all, industries characterized by outsized output per worker do not […]

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3D Printing: Are You Ready For The New Decentralized Industrial Revolution?

THE WORLD AROUND us has advanced so much that science fiction is no more a fiction. Moving from prototyping to tooling, additive manufacturing commonly known as 3D printing has expanded to full-scale end-part production and replacement part production. Be it a 3D printed bionic ear enabling you to hear beyond human hearing frequencies, 3D printed […]

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