FDI Benefits 2015: U.S. Manufacturing

July 03, 2015

Insourcing Benefits 2015: US Manufacturing

Foreign direct investment bolsters U.S. manufacturing. Foreign-owned manufacturers with more than 1,600 affiliates in the United States in 2012 employ millions of Americans in high-paying jobs. Since often supplier companies locate nearby to furnish manufacturers with materials, component parts, and various support services, foreign investment in manufacturing provides significant employment spillovers. Economists estimate for each manufacturing job two to five additional jobs are created elsewhere in the economy.  

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