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U.S.: The Once and Future Manufacturing Leader

The U.S. has not been competitive, so companies sourced offshore to meet consumer and industrial demand for low-priced goods. Fortunately, however, a positive localization trend since 2010 indicates an increasing rate of reshoring by U.S. companies and foreign direct investment by foreign companies.

Sustaining Dixie County’s Economy and Workforce

Dixie County lost one of its largest employers in the 2007-2008 recession, a Georgia Pacific (GP) Lumber facility. For more than 10 years the mill remained closed, but with help from the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP), a new buyer has reopened the mill, made millions in new investments and has a projected annual payroll of $5.5 million in a very rural county.