There's no doubt that American workers have suffered from globalization and the outsourcing of jobs overseas. But globalization isn't all bad. During the past few years, many U.S. states have experienced a jump in the number of residents employed by foreign firms. Here's a sampling of the data.
Jobs coming and going
Number of people employed by U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies in 2003
Approximate number of U.S. jobs outsourced in 2003
Top foreign employers in U.S.
Number of U.S. Employees
States with the most workers employed by foreign companies
DARREN DAHL is a contributing editor at Inc. Magazine, which he has written for since 2004. He also works as a collaborative writer and editor and has partnered with several high-profile authors. Dahl lives in Asheville, NC.