The phrase “American made” has changed, according to NPR hosts Steve Inskeep and David Greene, and guest Adam Davidson of NPR’s Planet Money. Greene explains in the Future U.S Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn podcast that the change is seen in the “demographics, the skills gap and also overseas competition for the jobs that were once a big part of this country’s economy.”
Davidson explains that manufacturing today, is about variety. It’s no longer one big factory that’s pumping all the iron. Through the variety, today’s economy is looking for creative thinkers, that can conceptualize ideas and then pass those ideas to the ones who actually manufacture the product.
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