US manufacturing is coming back—Thank shale

03 21, 2014 by staff Photo credit: Ty Wright | Bloomberg | Getty Images

The U.S. shale boom is beginning to ripple outward to American cities.

The shale mining industry's rising demand for materials and equipment along with the abundance of cheap fuel are fueling a modest renaissance in American manufacturing, according to a report prepared by IHS Global insight for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.