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Perspective: 8 myths about manufacturing

By Krisztina Holly for Forbes

Feb 02, 2018

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We have a love-hate relationship with manufacturing in the U.S. We talk a good game, but we’re not willing to do what it takes to help it thrive. Part of the problem is that we don’t understand it.

I’ve spent the last four years studying the opportunities in manufacturing—first as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti, and most recently as the Founder of MAKE IT IN LA and the host of The Art of Manufacturing Podcast—and I’ve been discovering some eye-opening things.

Here, we bust some myths and share some surprising thoughts on this critical piece of our economy. I might not have all the answers, but we need to be asking the right questions before we try to “bring manufacturing back.”

1. The biggest risk to American Manufacturing isn’t outsourcing, it’s the “silver tsunami.”

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