Resource 1: Timing

In 2014, after decades of increasing offshoring, reshoring (by U.S. companies) plus FDI (by foreign companies) brought back to the U.S. more manufacturing jobs than were lost to offshoring. This was a huge improvement from a net 100,000 to 140,000 annual job loss 10 years earlier. The factors that drove this reversal are key reasons for companies to reevaluate offshore vs. domestic sourcing now. They include: