October 2012 | Guess which country is becoming a lowest-cost manufacturer?

Guess which country is becoming a lowest-cost manufacturer? (spoiler alert: it’s not China)

The U.S. is on-track to become one of the lowest-cost manufacturers in the developed world. We know that sounds like a typo – but when Boston Consulting Group says it in Business Week, it’s probably pretty reliable. Click here to read the article.

Here’s why BCG has the nerve to suggest this:

1. The U.S. will have a labor cost advantage of 20%-45% over other developed countries by 2015 – only 3-years from now.

2. The U.S. has access to low-cost energy sources, specifically natural gas.

3. Better competencies in logistics give the U.S. an edge as a global export base. Several big foreign manufacturers are planning to use the U.S. in this capacity.

As always, we welcome your ideas and comments.