Can the U.S. Become a Base for Serving the Global Economy?
Harvard Business Review
MARCH 7, 2012
And, through linkages including supply chains (in 2009 multinationals purchased about $7 trillion in intermediate inputs from companies in America), multinationals enhance the performance of companies throughout the U.S. They include a weak K-12 education system; inadequate worker skills; a shortage of workers with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; restrictions on skilled immigrants; the crumbling infrastructure and a high corporate tax rate.