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Global Competitiveness for U.S. Manufacturers

U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactures Surges 9% in Fourth Quarter, Chinese Surplus Up by 10% Need to Know . . . Chinese exports of manufactures in 2013 were 83% larger than U.S. exports, and on track to double them in three years Chinese exports in information technology sectors of $769 billion...
Need to Know . . . Recent survey data suggest that U.S. students and adults are comparatively weak in math literacy relative to their counterparts in the rest of the world The science proficiency results are only marginally better for the U.S. A competitively skilled workforce that is up...
MAPI is fortunate to have on its staff a solid roster of widely respected economists, allowing us to provide insightful forecasts for major global regions. With these resources, we asked ourselves how we can package this great content into a one-stop shop for our members and other audiences to see...
This afternoon, MAPI members participated in a webinar entitled Next-Shoring: A Prescription for American Manufacturing. Proximity to demand and innovative supply ecosystems will trump labor costs as technology transforms operations in the years ahead, and McKinsey executives Katy George and Sree...
Rather than focus on offshoring or even “reshoring”—a term used to describe the return of manufacturing to developed markets as wages rise in emerging ones—today’s manufacturing strategies need to concentrate on what’s coming next. A next-shoring perspective emphasizes proximity to demand and...
MAPI Senior Economist Cliff Waldman explains the demographic and economic forces that underpin the increasingly difficult hiring and training challenges confronted by U.S. manufacturers. A dramatic slowing in global population growth and the beginning of a period of U.S. workforce aging are...
U.S. Exports of Manufactures Grew by 2 Percent in the Third Quarter While the Trade Deficit Rose by 6 Percent; Chinese Exports Grew by 4 Percent With a Flat Trade Surplus World trade growth is down sharply in 2013, in part as the result of sluggish growth in the global economy, and this is...
A new study TTIP and the Fifty States (by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Atlantic Council) documents some palpable benefits that state economies could book once a moderately ambitious scope of the treaty takes effect. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a free trade...
A new study TTIP and the Fifty States (by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Atlantic Council) documents some palpable benefits that state economies could book once a moderately ambitious scope of the treaty takes effect. Let’s recap: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a...
A few weeks ago, a group of far-sighted Europeans and Americans representing the private and public sectors gathered in the mountains of Colorado to discuss the prospects for and implications of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP (pronounced in the vernacular as “T-Tip” by...

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