This week's excerpt from The Facts About Modern Manufacturing: America is an attractive place to do business, and foreign business leaders vote with their feet when they set up shop here. U.S. affiliates of foreign industrial companies hold $838 billion worth of investments, with a clear upward trend over several decades. This investment in America's manufacturing pays well for investors, employees and government alike. About 1.68 million Americans are directly employed by foreign-owned manufacturing firms. Manufacturing Facts

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