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Global Outsourcing: The giant sucking sound?
Remember about 12 years ago when Ross Perot said that NAFTA would create a loud sucking noise, which would be the sound of jobs being vaporized across the border.   Ross was right.   Michigan has lost plenty.  Some six years after the sucking speech, sources reported 46,000 gone in Michigan,  766,000 nationwide.  (I looked for an update to this, but maybe it got too depressing to maintain as 2001 was the last year I could find)
Good With The Bad
What we didn't have 12 years ago was the ability to connect to others like we do now.  I know in the real estate biz, this one isn't as easy to swallow because moving plants is never good for the local economy.  But 12 years ago, there was no ActiveRain.  It didn't even become a smear on a whiteboard until early 2004.  [AR 3 years ago]
But now we have NEW MARKETING, high speed everything because it's digital and wireless.  We now can reach like never before.   We learn, we share, we generate leads and we can do this with anyone in any timezone.I was in a chamber of commerce meeting and they used "Think Dexter first" a bunch of times.   It's a good ... more

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