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Reshoring Job Announcements on Record Pace in 2023

SARASOTA, FL – Reshoring and foreign direct investment job announcements continued their record-breaking run in the first half of 2023, according to the Reshoring Initiative’s “1H 2023 Report.”

The Initiative expects to see roughly 300,000 jobs announced by year-end, with EV battery and chip investments, along with other essential product industries, accounting for the bulk of the announcements.

Figure 1. Reshoring + FDI job announcements by year, 2010 – 2023 projected.

According to the report, several factors have come to light that substantiate the strength of US reshoring and FDI trends. In the first quarter of this year, average spending on US factory construction was more than double the average from the past 17 years. Reshoring Initiative data parallels the magnitude and focus of the construction investments.

Independently conducted surveys on reshoring actions by US companies also correlate very closely with Reshoring Initiative data on jobs announced over the past 12 years, adding validity to both data sets.

The “1H 2023 Report” contains data on US reshoring and FDI by companies that have shifted production or sourcing from offshore to the United States.

“We publish this data to show companies that their peers are successfully reshoring and that they should reevaluate their sourcing and siting decisions,” said Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. “With 5 million manufacturing jobs still offshore, as measured by our $1.2 trillion/year goods trade deficit, there is potential for much more growth. We also call on the administration and Congress to enact policy changes to make the United States competitive again.”

Read the full report here.

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