Report: Can the Heartland Lead America’s Reshoring?

Heartland Forward — an Arkansas-based think tank — has released a new research paper titled, “Reshoring America: Can the Heartland Lead the Way?” The study examines the advantages of the U.S. Heartland and the role these interior states can play in revitalizing American manufacturing. JobsOhio helped commission the report.

The study references a 2020 survey that found 70% of manufacturing firms said they would likely reshore in the coming years. Ohio is spotlighted in the study several times, including for its business friendliness. The study also quotes Karen Wright, president of OMA member Ariel Corporation, who points out Ohio’s energy cost advantages. 2/9/2021