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Free Webinar Recording - Matchmaking Reshoring Firms with Domestic Suppliers

Reshoring a company is a massive and multi-faceted undertaking. Therefore, matching firms with the right suppliers is a requirement. Creating a list of regional suppliers and supply chain maps, and determining customized research-for-a-fee offerings are among a long list of tactics which you can prepare beforehand and immediately leverage. This webinar presents strategies economic developers can use to assist reshoring companies to identify and connect with domestic suppliers.

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Free Webinar Recording – Starting the Reshoring Discussion

Sometimes the biggest hurdle is starting the conversation with your local business leaders. IEDC held a webinar geared towards businesses on the reshoring basics and the free tools available on the national level. Businesses will hear the benefits experienced by other companies in reshoring and how to start their research on whether reshoring makes sense for them. Share this recording with your local businesses to help start the reshoring discussion.

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Free Webinar Recording - Incentives for Reshoring: Crafting a Competitive Package

American companies are reshoring to the United States, after decades of sending jobs overseas. It’s time to boost your community’s ability to compete with other communities that are welcoming firms back ashore. Communities are competing to attract these reshoring firms, and many have found that financial and non-financial incentives are tools that can provide a competitive edge. This webinar presents best practice strategies for crafting competitive incentives packages, with a specific focus on the most common needs of companies that are reshoring.

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Free Webinar Recording - Strengthening Your Manufacturing Workforce

Is your community’s workforce ready to meet the demands of today’s manufacturing industry? As the manufacturing industry becomes automated, American companies are returning facilities to U.S. soil and seeking highly skilled workers. Discover how you can strengthen your manufacturing workforce to meet the demands of today’s reshoring companies in IEDC's "Strengthening Your Manufacturing Workforce" webinar.

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Bring Bonnie Back: Attracting Jobs from Abroad

Labor costs and skills. Proximity to customers and suppliers. Quality control. Lead time. Intellectual property protections. These are just a few of the reasons companies declare when asked why they are choosing to bring jobs back that were previously offshored. This growing trend of reshoring offers numerous opportunities for communities to attract companies relocating jobs. At the 2015 Annual Conference, four presenters shared their experience and expertise on the resources, tools and strategies in working with reshoring companies.

Judith Walker (Chief Operating Officer, OCO Global Ltd., Belfast, Northern Ireland) presented a case study from the United Kingdom’s reshoring efforts. View presentation
Jay Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM (President & CEO, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, Jackson, MS) discussed what community assets companies are considering when selecting a location for returning jobs. View presentation
Mark Schmit (Manager National Accounts, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Gaithersburg, MD) presented resources and strategies to help reel in these jobs from abroad to your community. View presentation
Jamie Stitt (Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Business Development, State of Tennessee, Nashville, TN) shared success stories of companies that have returned jobs to their home country. View presentation


Free Webinar Recording - Reshoring Tools….They’re Out There

Companies will conduct several analyses before deciding on a location. Fortunately for American economic developers, there are free tools that can be used to assist a company in deciding to return jobs from overseas. On December 9, 2015, Harry Moser, President of the Reshoring Initiative and Jack Cobb, Program Analyst and Project Officer for the Research and National Technical Assistance Program at the U.S. Economic Development Administration presented tools economic developers can use to assist businesses with their reshoring decisions. Mr. Moser and Mr. Cobb provided an in-depth discussion on the Assess Costs Everywhere (ACE) Tool, Cost Differential Frontier Calculator, National Excess Manufacturing Capacity Catalog (NEXCAP), Total Cost of Ownership Estimator™, and the U.S. Cluster Mapping tools.

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Free Webinar Recording - Defining the Reshoring Discussion

Due to significant media attention, it is increasingly difficult to ignore the growing reshoring trend. Economic development practitioners who are aware of the reshoring trend and informed of its potential benefits will be better positioned to positively impact their communities. Download this free webinar recording to discover the opportunities that reshoring can offer American communities. The webinar will teach you the who, what, when, where, and why of reshoring and provide information on the preliminary responses from IEDC’s nationwide assessment of reshoring activities.

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