Doors of Opportunity Are Wide Open in Kansas

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Date Published11/01/2016
Author NameAdam Bruns
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Garmin
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Foreign Direct Investment
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):2600
Year reshoring announced:2016
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Capital investment ($):2000
Country(ies) from which reshored:Switzerland
City reshored to:Olathe
State(s) reshored to:KS
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Computer & Electronic Products
Product(s) reshoredVehicle and Personal Navigation Devices
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Manufacturing/engineering joint innovation (R&D), Proximity to customers/market, Skilled workforce availability/training
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