Little by Little, 'Made in America' Is Better for Business
No matter how much attention you paid to the 2012 presidential election, you know that job creation is a hot issue. Throughout their campaigns, both Obama and Romney spoke a great deal about their plans to bring jobs back to America. Similar conversations were had at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Chicago (CGI America), which I attended a few months ago.
The event brought together a cross-section of business and government leaders to discuss ways of promoting U.S. economic recovery and the panel in which I participated specifically looked at how to bring manufacturing back to America. Not surprisingly, the discussion quickly turned political with talk of how American manufacturing is at a crippling disadvantage to Asian manufacturing due to taxes, infrastructure, lack of government subsidization and investment.