Executives have long said America can’t compete in building electronic devices. But the migration of carmaking from Japan is a case study in the most unlikely of transformations.
"The iEconomy: Nissan’s Move to U.S. Offers Lessons for Tech Industry." This is an excellent article on how the car and tech industries are changing the global economy. Numerous foreign car companies are now investing in US; so is a Nissan produced in Tennessee a foreign car or a domestic? The global economy is blurring many of the traditional ways in which we view production and affecting the United States in particular. The interactive feature linked to the article provides some excellent data and resources. This would be a great background to prepare students before taking a sample test AP Human Geography test (like Question #3 from 2011).
Via Seth Dixon