7 Things You Need to Know About 2013

(Some) manufacturing is coming back to the U.S.
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(Some) manufacturing is coming back to the U.S.

The rising cost of manufacturing abroad and new technologies like 3-D printing are combining to spark a resurgence of small manufacturing in America. Not only are consumers hungry for the unique and customized, but physical-product start-ups can also now work anywhere—see Seven Cycles, which produces high-end bicycles in Watertown, Massachusetts; Artifact Bag Company, whose leather and canvas goods are handmade in Omaha; and Shapeways, a 3-D printing "factory" in New York City.