China http://northernpublicradio.org en China's rising labor costs create hope for Illinois manufacturers http://northernpublicradio.org/post/chinas-rising-labor-costs-create-hope-illinois-manufacturers <p>In 2011, Illinois saw a net gain in manufacturing jobs. <a href="http://www.ima-net.org/">The Illinois Manufacturers&#39; Association </a>says it was the first time that has happened since the late 1990&#39;s. The association says there are several contributing factors, including the growing cost of producing products in China. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:40:00 +0000 Mike Moen 16706 at http://northernpublicradio.org