Indy Politics talks with Ball State University Professor Mike Hicks about the state of manufacturing in Indiana and some of the popular misconceptions regarding the industry.

In a recent Indy Star column Hicks wrote that despite some of the national rhetoric American manufacturing has never been stronger and he also says that contrary to popular belief, trade deals like NAFTA and GATT have not hurt manufacturing.

You can hear Hick’s entire comments in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.

It runs about 15 minutes.