KILDEER, Ill. —Plante Moran and the Reshoring Initiative are soliciting the participation of businesses in their U.S. Manufacturing reshoring study. Survey responses will provide insights into how much manufacturers offshore, what drives them to offshore and what U.S. policy changes would motivate them to reshore. 

Manufacturers and distributors can complete the survey online at Survey findings will be shared with the Trump Administration, Congress and survey respondents. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and will close on February 20, 2018.

According to the Reshoring Initiative, more manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States than are going offshore. However, about 4 million manufacturing jobs have still been lost to offshoring over the last decades, based on the $500 billion U.S. trade deficit. The Reshoring Initiative concludes that about 25 percent of these jobs are reshorable at current levels of U.S. competitiveness. The survey will provide insight into the mix of policy changes needed to reshore the other 75 percent.  

A 50-year manufacturing industry veteran and retired President of GF AgieCharmilles, Harry Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative to move lost jobs back to the U.S. See The initiative’s sponsoring associations and companies are also acknowledged on the site.

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