While some of the facts as to why manufacturing might be a bit more appealing in the U.S. are true, like transportation costs and fewer demands by the unions, the bigger facts as to why labor and production is shipped overseas, still remain.read more: http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/6-reasons-manufacturing-is-returning-to-north-america/7422?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660
The bigger costs still remain the much higher taxation that companies have to deal with in the U.S., and now, with the turn of the year, companies will be having to pay higher taxes, and on top of that, they will be burdened by having to pay for the costs of Obamacare, which is another set of taxes.
Then there is the costs of having to comply with the massive number of regulations that are imposed on manufacturers and a lot of other businesses. Many or most or all of those regulations are not present in overseas manufacturers, making the U.S. less competitive for production of most things.
And then there is the cost of labor, which, no matter how much someone wants to paint it as becoming friendlier and less expensive than prior years, is still a lot more expensive than what the foreign manufacturers can do the work for. And now, with the emboldened union workers, who saw great benefit from Obama's re-election, chances are that, their demands for higher wages and bigger benefits packages, will make the U.S even less competitive.