OPINION: Alabama makes things; let's keep it that way
One last bit of Alabama coverage: In support of our swing through Dixie last week, Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul penned an op-ed that examined the state's manufacturing sector. His editorial in the Press-Register, Mobile, Alabama’s paper of record.
Manufacturing is more than putting bits and pieces together. Not only does our national security require we retain the capacity to supply our own military – a responsibility we should never outsource – but designing a product and building it next door promotes a creative synergy that essentially incubates the next big idea. By separating design from its production, we forfeit that synergy, and lose out on the inside track to lead the next industrial market.
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