Between 2000 and 2009, 6 million U.S. manufacturing jobs were lost, with many exported to China, India and Taiwan, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, a slow but steady trickle of those jobs are headed back to the U.S. at a rate of about 45,000 a year, according to the Reshoring Initiative, an advocacy group for U.S. manufacturers.
The IT industry and solution providers are well positioned to benefit from this onshoring trend, according to Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative. High-tech companies can realize economic and competitive advantages other areas of manufacturing can't from the reshoring trend. For high-tech firms, bringing manufacturing back within U.S. borders gives them a competitive edge when it comes to innovation, he said.
Here is a look at 10 high-tech firms that have brought high-tech manufacturing and software development jobs back to the U.S.