Case in point, in my hometown of West Bend Wisconsin, the West Bend Company which employed over 3,000 people and had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift closed it's doors and moved it's product line to I believe China. The property where the West Bend Company once was is now a Condominimum community. From what I hear the Geil company also shut down. The Geil company manufactured farm and machinery equipment. Those jobs are hard to replace.
Originally Posted by Blackstone
Does anyone here disagree that you need to have a strong manufacturing base in order to have a sound economy?
Experts tell us that's not so. Then again, experts got us into this mess!
But can technology and service sectors maintain and grow a solid, secure economy, without factories?