Rep. Baker applauds passage of legislation to designate 'reshoring month' in Ohio
State Rep. Nan Baker applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 2, which designates March 2013 as Reshoring Month in Ohio.
S.C.R. 2 states that reshoring in Ohio will not only create vital manufacturing jobs and efficiently strengthen the economy, but also improve the quality of goods, negate the possibility of trade secret thefts, reduce imports and increase exports, reduce delivery times, and strengthen the industrial base.
“Reshoring” refers to the effort to bring back to the United States the production of goods and services, as well as associated jobs, that previously had been moved abroad to countries such as Asia, Latin America and Africa where labor and materials are cheaper. However, with more financial incentives, inconvenience associated with distance, and increased offshore production costs, many American companies are opting to “reshore” their operations.
“It is a privilege to support Senate Concurrent Resolution 2,” said Rep. Baker, who serves as chairwoman of the House Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee. “The ‘reshoring’ of Ohio jobs, especially in the manufacturing sector, is something that both Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly can support. I was pleased that this resolution passed unanimously not only in my committee, but on the House floor as well.”
According to the Reshoring Initiative, reshoring has the potential to add anywhere from tens of thousands to a hundred-thousand Ohio manufacturing jobs. Ohio is second in the nation for reported reshoring cases, just behind California and ahead of North Carolina. Recent examples of reshoring include the Ford foundry in Cleveland and Whirlpool in Clyde.
Shannon Boston is the Deputy Director of Communications of the Ohio House of Representatives