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Governors Are Touting Wins of Large-Scale Manufacturing Facilities in Their States

With the U.S. economic recovery in full swing, governors are going head to head to land the next big manufacturing operation and bring thousands of new jobs to their state. A half dozen or so, including Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Washington, and of course, Nevada and Texas—already have major wins to report—but with the ink dry, governors have been quick to look toward their next big win, from companies such as Volvo, which is currently in the market for a state in which to hang its manufacturing hat.

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U.S. CEOs Should Review Their China Strategy Amid Governmental, Economic Woes

For decades, the relationship between American companies and China was relatively uncomplicated: The world’s most populous country served as the best base for low-cost manufacturing of goods for the U.S. market and as a rising market for American products ranging from commodities to smartphones and other consumer goods. But this relationship has been changing rapidly, and growing more complex by the day.

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Local Motors Executive Discusses 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing

Strati Car

So far this year, Local Motors and its eye-popping 3D “printed” car have dazzled President Obama and Vice President Biden, sparked questions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and captured journalists’ imagination at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Now the question is: How quickly will the company’s planned new paradigm for customized manufacturing influence not only auto building but all sorts of other fabrication?

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The Icing on the Cake— A Deal to Deal Direct

IN WRAPPING UP the deal with to locate a giant EV-battery factory near Reno, CEO Elon Musk gained one last, very important concession: a measure making it legal for Tesla to sell directly to Nevada residents without having to go through a traditional dealer of the type that all existing automakers use.

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