Commentary by Ball State economist Michael Hicks (who also leads the development of the annual Conexus Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, set for release in June) on the continued growth of advanced manufacturing:
“In fact, 2011 was a record year for the making of things in America, as will be 2012 and 2013 (all in inflation-adjusted terms).
"Absent an occasional recession, each successive year from here into the foreseeable future will be a new record year for manufacturing. Indeed, the data are clear: American manufacturing has never been more healthy and vibrant…”
Read the full piece here: