Manufacturing

Why Detroit's Collapse Was So Much Worse Than Other Hard-Hit Cities

Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.

How One Conservative Mayor Sold His Suburban Community on a More Urban Future

The GOP leader of Mesa, Arizona, championed a new property tax; loves mass transit; and lured liberal-arts colleges to his city. Can these moves propel him to higher office in a red state?

Mapping the People Left Behind by the Knowledge Economy

What happens when workers follow manufacturing work to a city's fringe, only to find that service jobs have returned downtown?

How Congress Can Help Rust Belt Cities Attract (and Keep) High-Skill Immigrants

Shrinking cities are hoping immigrants will rebuild our their communities. Washington should gear policy to helping them.

The Problem With Calling Cities 'Post-Industrial'

It's time to come up with a new way of thinking and talking about places like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

Will America's Oil Boom Save Its Manufacturing Sector?

It may actually make it sicker.

Sorry Mr. President, Manufacturing Will Not Save Us

4 reasons why Obama is wrong to think the sector can solve the unemployment crisis.

Chris Anderson on Why He's Leaving Digital for DIY

The exiting Wired editor-in-chief explains why the maker revolution is becoming the new industrial revolution.

Prototype of the Day: A Printer That Can Build a House in 20 Hours

Maybe it could even build structures on Mars.

How Community Colleges Can Spur Economic Development

A school in Dayton, Ohio, is training high-skilled workers to build drones, one of the city's budding industries.

A 'Vertical' Future for the Urban Factory

A traveling exhibition imagines a minor renaissance of urban manufacturing that's greener, cleaner, and more efficient.

The Midwest's Manufacturing Conundrum

The region's reliance on manufacturing may have hindered its economic revitalization, according to a Chicago Fed study.

Why Manufacturing Still Matters in Cities

A new report shows that 80 percent of manufacturing jobs are located in metropolitan areas.

Americans Who Actually Make Things

A look at the 8.2 million Americans who work in manufacturing of all sorts.

Where the Green Jobs Are

Some 3.1 million people are employed in "green goods and services" jobs, but state patterns vary considerably.

The Great Jobs Shift

How major industries have changed from their peak up to today.

A Blueprint for a 21st Century Workforce

The question we need to ask ourselves is, what skills will help workers earn the most?

For Tupelo and Toyota, a Shared Second Chance

A decade in the making, Mississippi's newest auto plant is set to change the face of this city of 38,000