Manufacturing didn’t die, it evolved. Technology changed the nature of jobs and labor became cheaper elsewhere. And much of the time the workforce didn’t evolve, their skills stayed the same and people got left behind. But new manufacturing is back to boom. So if we learn anything from history it’s that it need not repeat itself. That’s why what’s emerging from the rust belts and old industrial areas around the world is so encouraging. Twenty-first century manufacturing is advanced and it’s digital. It’s not dirty or dull or dangerous. And it’s a growth industry, with the potential to employ a lot of people—if they have the skills. And that’s how ManpowerGroup and Rockwell Automation plan to lead the way.