10 Questions VARs Asked Michael Dell (And His Answers)


U.S. Manufacturing

Another VAR mentioned that Apple recently said it planned to spend $100 million to move some manufacturing jobs to the United States and whether Dell would do the same.

"We have some manufacturing here in the U.S. now, a percentage that probably is higher than Apple's. They said they invested $100 million. I'm not sure how much manufacturing they get for $100 million," Dell said. "One thing our country suffers from is a lack of industrial policy. What that means is the fundamental ingredients and materials are very capital intensive and require long patience and a lot of fortitude. The competitiveness in [many] industries has motivated them to put capital in the ground of other places. Other places set up competitive incentives. That's a big issue that affects competitiveness in this country vs. others."