Manufacturing TV screens in Rep. Paul Ryan’s district makes sense. Assembling iPhones does not.
From Thursday’s New York Times:
Andy Tsay, a business professor at Santa Clara University who has studied where companies build factories, said that a new Foxconn plant could make sense given the products it will be making.
“A flat-panel display is not a small thing, with today’s TVs; it’s certainly not inexpensive to ship,” he said. “Building close to where the customers are makes sense for a product like that…”
Although the right combination of factors can make manufacturing feasible anywhere, Mr. Tsay said he doubted Apple planned to build factories in the United States, as Mr. Trump suggested this week, unless it decided to build a large product such as a car.