March 21, 2017

WINNING: China Sees a Manufacturing Future —- in America.

Glen Lin is struggling to keep his shoe company competitive on the world’s factory floor in southern China. Wages are shooting up 15% each year. Taxes are high. Shipping is exorbitant, and slow.

So, as fast as he can he’s automating production, while planning an escape to his largest market—the U.S.

The vice general manager of Dongguan Winwin Industrial, a Taiwan-owned company, is scouting for a location in America to move his newest machinery that turns out high-quality sneakers and casual shoes. Most likely, he’ll end up near one of his main customers: Skechers, based in California, Crocs in Colorado, or Nike in Portland, Ore.

In global manufacturing, fortunes are starting to shift in America’s favor.

Come for the skilled workers and business-friendly climate, stay for the low shipping rates and fast cars.

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