Manufacturing Jobs Making a Comeback in Southern U.S.

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement earlier this month that the company will start building Macs closer to home in 2013 was seen as a milestone that could help jumpstart U.S. manufacturing.

But over the past few years, factories in the American South from the Carolinas to Alabama to Kentucky have already experienced such are birth.

Both U.S. and foreign companies have opened plants in Southeastern states in recent years, many since the end of the recession. Others are expanding existing plants or have plans to break ground in 2013.

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