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Made In USA: 2 to 3 Million Jobs Could Be Added to Economy by 2020

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) predicts that improved U.S. competitiveness and rising costs in China will put the U.S. in a strong position to add 2 million to 3 million jobs in a range of industries and an estimated $100 billion in annual output by the end of the decade. Moments after posting about The [...]

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Main Street USA Needs a Shot in the Arm from Makers and Hackers Part Two

Part Two of Walking Main Street. Yesterday, I shared the results of some local, homegrown research I’ve been doing. Far from scientific, but hopefully useful. You can read it here. Or jump to the end and get a PDF of the whole thing. The first two points from yesterday are: 1. There is no rule [...]

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Main Street USA Needs a Shot in the Arm from Makers and Hackers

Maker companies are most often local businesses. They focus on customers within a 25-mile radius. Not always, but many qualify as small urban manufacturers. These companies are often lumped into Buy Local campaigns and Save Main Street USA efforts and they need a shot in the arm. (see how this started at end of this [...]

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