The Jobs Multiplier: Silicon Valley vs. Motor City - BLOG

The Jobs Multiplier: Silicon Valley vs. Motor City

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June 6, 2016 – On the eve of the 2016 US election primary it is worth considering presidential policies affecting jobs in manufacturing. Why manufacturing? According to extensive studies the jobs multiplier in manufacturing exceed those in the service or technology sectors. This is commonly referred to as the Silicon Valley versus Motor City effect and carries significant implications for trade policy. In addition to trade policy what is interesting to consider are “Local Content Requirement” clause for local government procurement practices currently which only 1 (Michigan) out of 90,000 domestic US government organs carry such an local content requirement as part of their procurement practices.
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The Jobs Multiplier Effect reaches as high as 16x in the advanced manufacturing sector quoting this article from the Huffington Post: “As factories get ‘smarter’ and more advanced,” Nosbusch and Bernaden wrote, “the multiplier increases significantly. In some advanced manufacturing sectors, such as electronic computer manufacturing, the multiplier effect can be as high as 16 to one, or 16x, meaning that every manufacturing job supports 15 other jobs.”
Manufacturing Multiplier Effect Is Bigger than You Think
In an interesting new twist on the Silicon Valley vs. Motor City jobs multiplier effect is the development of autonomous driving cars bringing motor city to silicon valley in THIS ARTICLE.
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Policy positions articulating support for the American manufacturing industry as a critical building block of the American Economy and growing the modern American workforce are very important and need to be seriously considered in the 2016 election race.

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