Several Factors Influencing Potential U.S. Manufacturing Resurgence, Says PwC US, Big4.com Reports

Situation Can Lead to Improved Employment Demand in the U.S.

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(PRWEB) September 16, 2012

Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC notes a new PwC US report, A Homecoming for U.S. Manufacturing?, reveals that while rising labor costs in China are part of the story, a range of factors—including transportation and energy costs and protecting the supply chain—could drive a sustained manufacturing renaissance in America.

Big4.com reports that relocating manufacturing production in the U.S. generally holds greater advantages for some industries over others. When taking into account costs spanning labor, materials, transportation and energy, the PwC report shows that chemicals, primary metals and heavy equipment manufacturing industries stand to benefit most from maintaining or expanding facilities in the U.S. given opportunities and cost incentives to re-shore domestically.

Big4.com also notes PwC’s new report identifies seven factors—including transportation and energy costs; currency fluctuations; U.S. market demand; labor costs; U.S. talent; availability of capital; and the tax and regulatory climate—as the primary catalysts influencing manufacturers' decisions to establish production facilities domestically and produce products closer to their major customer bases.

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