Although many industry experts are still reluctant to call the ongoing resurgence in U.S. manufacturing a widespread phenomenon, several trends lend support to the conclusion that manufacturing once again has become a relevant and meaningful component of U.S. economic growth. 

These trends have become important drivers of investment into the sector – so much so that in 2014, manufacturing was the top destination for private equity investment. This year, too, manufacturing appears at the top of the charts.

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