Manufacturing White Papers

White Paper | December 1, 2017
Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings   

A qualitative framework that looks at all countries & U.S. states to provide aerospace companies information to improve manufacturing supply chains. More>>


White Paper | August 11, 2017
2017 Manufacturing Report   

Trends and strategies to help manufacturers understand growth challenges and capture opportunities. More>>


White Paper | August 9, 2017
The Footprint 2020 Study   

The next shift in manufacturing locations is imminent. Study discusses how to prepare. Over 50 companies responded to the survey. More>>


White Paper | February 16, 2017
12 Mistakes to Avoid in Site Selection   

Study of a few critical mistakes site selectors can make that undermine analysis, lead to risk, higher cost, unfavorable operating conditions. More>>


White Paper | July 18, 2016
How & Why the IOT is Transforming Manufacturing    

The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to fundamentally change the way some big companies operate and this is especially true for manufacturing. More>>


White Paper | June 17, 2016
The Middle Market Power Index: Fueling The Nation’s Economic Growth    

Middle market firms are more likely than average to be found in the manufacturing and wholesale trade sectors. Further, 10 states (and D.C.) have a... More>>


White Paper | November 25, 2015
State of State Business Incentives 2015   

This most striking finding of this report is the overall growth in the number of state business incentive programs. Since 2000, the overall number of... More>>


White Paper | October 21, 2014
Out of Inventory: Skills Shortage Threatens Growth for U.S. Manufacturing   

New Accenture manufacturing and skills study, completed in collaboration with The Manufacturing Institute, looks at the skills shortage in the U.S.... More>>


White Paper | August 11, 2014
The Energy Savings Potential of Smart Manufacturing   

A more efficient manufacturing processes is a more energy-efficient manufacturing process and that is the focus of this research report. More>>


White Paper | April 2, 2014
Impact of the Manufacturing Renaissance from Energy Intensive Sectors   

Inexpensive natural gas will boost manufacturing growth in the U.S. and its metropolitan areas according to a new report released by the U.S.... More>>