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Red states and the rust belt lead in manufacturing jobs

Graham Immerman
June 22, 2017

Red states and the rust belt are seeing an upswing in manufacturing jobs. Louisville-Jefferson County is in the lead with a 30.2% increase totaling 83,300 jobs, followed by Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan and Kansas City. While midwestern areas are increasing, areas near big cities such as Chicago and LA are declining. “Lower-cost regions should experience some continued growth as the current presidential administration seeks to encourage more on-shoring of basic production.”

Where Manufacturing Is Thriving In The U.S.Source: http://www.forbes.com

Throughout the dismal presidential campaign, the plight of America’s manufacturing sector played a central role. Yet despite all the concerns raised about factory jobs leaving the country, all but 18 of the country’s 70 largest metropolitan regions have seen an uptick in industrial employment since 2011. And despite the slowdown in car sales, the job count continues to expand, albeit more slowly. Read More

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