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What’s Driving Silicon Valley’s Manufacturing Renaissance?

“Re-shoring,” “on shoring,” “right shoring” – call it what you want. If you think you’re hearing more about local manufacturing, it’s not your imagination. It is a real phenomenon that more and more companies are keeping their production operations in the…
but rather advanced manufacturing processes that create semiconductor compon http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/08/whats-driving-silicon-valleys-manufacturing-renaissance

“Super MBAs” Take Note! Realizing the Value of Onshoring & Insourcing

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Product Realization Group’s 2013 Annual Symposium, where the theme was “Go Local.” Reshoring is all the rage with politicians and business media, and for good reason. I’m not suggesting offshoring or outsou…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/09/super-mbas-take-note-realizing-value-onshoring-insourcing

International Trade Just Got Easier – Highlights from Fremont’s New Foreign Trade Zone Open House

If you read Monday’s blog post, then you know we are well into Manufacturing Week and heading for its culmination this Friday, October 4, when companies across the country will celebrate National Manufacturing Day. In Fremont, it’s shaping up to be an eve…
Z as one more amenity for our already robust advanced manufacturing ecosystem. The FTZ furthers our capacity to http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/10/international-trade-just-got-easier-highlights-fremonts-new-foreign-trade-zone-open-house

Made in the Bay Area: Secrets of Manufacturing Innovators

Chocolate. Solar. Art Supplies. Electric Cars. Organic Greens. Bay Area manufacturers either make these products or comprise an integral part of their supply chain. Last week, the San Francisco Business Times hosted its first-ever manufacturing forum i…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/10/made-bay-area-secrets-manufacturing-innovators

Q & A with Alter-G CEO

We recently sat down with Steve Basta, CEO of Fremont-based Alter-G. Alter-G manufactures revolutionary equipment to aid in physical therapy and improves mobility, including the Anti-Gravity Treadmill and the world’s first intuitive bionic leg. Keep readi…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/11/q-alter-g-ceo

Onshore or Offshore? It’s all About Rebalancing Your Global Supply Chains

How do you know when it is time to bring your manufacturing back and what products should you manufacture in America? When determining the costs and feasibility of reshoring, there are many things that companies must consider. To get ready to reshore your…
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Celebrating the Partnerships in This Manufacturing Community

Last December, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership program (IMCP), an Economic Development Administration initiative that will help accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in regions across t…
to form the East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/02/celebrating-partnerships-manufacturing-community

California Manufacturing Outlook — from Problem Solving to Problem Finding

As the manufacturing economy rebounds, state-wide industry stakeholders are actively collaborating to bolster California’s position for continued success. Recently, Bill Browne from Manex wrote a blog post about an East Bay consortium, which included Frem…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/07/california-manufacturing-outlook-problem-solving-problem-finding

Fremont Plays Its Part in Goal for U.S. Manufacturing Job Growth

Last Monday, the White House announced several executive actions to further support U.S. manufacturing and issued a corresponding report. In the wake of this announcement, many are weighing in on where things currently stand — given the President’s origin…
to award grants and fund apprenticeships in advanced manufacturing and the Department of Commerce will launch a…nt. Investments in emerging technologies and advanced manufacturing are sure to aid in the overall job creation http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/11/fremont-plays-its-part-goal-us-manufacturing-job-growth

Spotlight on the Hardware Revolution: Tindie Provides 21st Century Platform for “Makers”

Fremont’s niche within the Bay Area economy lands squarely on hardware, so over the coming months we will be exploring the hardware comeback that is unfolding in real time. We begin at the intersection of software and hardware with Tindie — an online port…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/12/spotlight-hardware-revolution-tindie-provides-21st-century-platform-makers