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Which US Companies Are Offshoring?

Despite continued protectionist policies in the US, the slow and steady march toward globalization continues. Companies based in the US have resumed their long-term trend toward international expansion over the last 4 years.

Revelio Labs

7/15/20

Despite continued protectionist policies in the US, the slow and steady march toward globalization continues. Companies based in the US have resumed their long-term trend toward international expansion over the last 4 years:

Of course, not all companies have followed this steady trend. Qualcomm, for example, has transitioned their workforce from being 57% domestic in 2016 to 43% domestic in 2020:

Facebook, on the other hand, has transitioned their workforce from being 35% domestic in 2016 to 51% domestic in 2020:

Takeaways:

  • The trend toward globalization marches on, despite recent policy efforts to protect US jobs from global economic forces.
  • Some companies have been minimizing their international position. Based on the list above, it is notable to see manufacturers among them.
  • Many of the companies expanding internationally maintain strong US dominance in their respective industries.

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