means more products have to be made in the US, as companies
“don’t have 10 weeks to wait for the boat to get here,” says Boyle.
And that desire from customers can help fuel even more employment expansion. “Every manufacturing job creates three other
jobs,” including some in the many new logistics and distribution
buildings springing up across the US.
Towns primed to benefit from manufacturers’ current needs
include those on the periphery of metro areas such as Waukegan,
IL, a far north suburb of Chicago near the Wisconsin border;
Valparaiso, IN; and South Milwaukee, among others. “You can’t go
too rural; the workers just aren’t there,” says Boyle.
But communities that really want to be successful at attracting
new manufacturing facilities also need to think about providing
education to those existing labor pools,
alongside the incentives and affordable
land. Boyle says, for example, that Gateway
Technical College, which has several cam-
puses in southeastern Wisconsin, includ-
ing one in Kenosha, has become an
important source of skilled labor and cus-
tomized training for Kenall and several
other local companies.
New manufacturing is helping revive
and even push out the boundaries of several key industrial markets. There’s about
“But the entire area has rebounded very strongly in the past
five years,” he adds, and has seen a growing demand for quality
manufacturing space and distribution space. Stirling Capital
Investments, a joint venture between Foothills Ranch, CA-based
Stirling Development and Denver-based DCT Industrial Trust
Inc., for example, recently secured a full lease-up of its new
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