I have five minutes.
It's hard to be that concise, but this column gives me a chance to practice.
1. If we are being pragmatic, President Trump may be riding a trend more than setting one with a focus on the Midwest and growing our manufacturing base.
2. The U.S. is poised to grow the manufacturing sector against GDP competitors that are facing declining working age populations.
|GDP in 2016 vs. population projects for 2017|
3. The Midwest is poised to outpace the rest of the U.S. in GDP growth due to a host of factors, including energy, logistics, cost of living, and human capital.
|Joel Kotkin's slide from Trustbelt presentation in 2015|
|An excerpt from RickPlatt.com column on Site Selection magazine report.|
|CELab explains value of jobs where goods and services are exported out of an economy.|
There. Five minutes is short.
Hopefully a few folks tune in for future trend messages.