Manufacturing

Youngstown had been one of those Rust Belt, "shrinking" cities long noted in Planetizen, but thanks in part to fracking and its location on the Utica shale formation, manufacturing has returned and unemployment has dropped by half since 2010.
Sep 9, 2014   The New York Times - Business Day
William Bostwick explores how locally-sourced, niche product manufacturing could help the Rust Belt rise.
Dec 11, 2011   Fast Company
Citing the shift in economic activity at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Ginia Bellafonte makes a case for bringing transit manufacturing to this and similar areas of the city. Talent's not an issue, but financing always is.
Oct 16, 2011   The New York Times
Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Titusvilla, Florida are metropolitan areas that grew faster than the national average in 2010, reports Ben Casselman for The Wall Street Journal.
Sep 13, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
Revitalizing American manufacturing is widely-acknowledged as vital to our country’s economic recovery and long-term prosperity, but it is equally essential to understand the changing of this sector in order to make smart policy decisions.
Apr 17, 2011   Brookings Institution/Pratt Center for Community Development
Tom Vanderbilt argues that manufacturing will never disappear from our cities, because the creative class will always seek small-scale industry to make their ideas a reality.
Apr 13, 2011   The Wilson Quarterly
Manufacturing in the U.S. hasn't gone away, it's just gone local, writes Allison Arieff.
Mar 30, 2011   The New York Times
That's what Richard Reep proposes in this article looking at reuse options for vacant retail properties from strip malls to megamalls.
Feb 1, 2011   New Geography
Chinese wind-turbine manufacturers are making a push into the U.S. market. Some say the move will create green jobs and foster growth, while others worry it threatens America's still-developing industry.
Dec 16, 2010   The New York Times
Utilizing skilled labor forces, existing manufacturing facilities and generous public incentives, Michigan and Ohio are becoming solar power leaders.
Dec 2, 2010   The New York Times
Manufacturing jobs have increased 1.6% since the beginning of the year, twice as fast as other job types. Could manufacturing return to U.S. cities?
Sep 28, 2010   CNN