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Jay and his colleagues at Local Motors are prototyping a different approach to how things can be made in America. Technology is enabling a new level of local production, personalized by the consumer. Utilizing new design software, a community of co-creators exchange and vote on open-sourced ideas for each key car component, leading to constant innovations. Major companies such as GE are taking notice and partnering with them to build on their new approach to production that’s creating new paths for good work.
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America is in the midst of the greatest economic transformation in over a hundred years and the defining challenge is how to ensure that all Americans are included in this new economy.
Local Motors combines co-creation and micro-manufacturing to bring hardware innovations to market at unprecedented speed.