INFOGRAPHIC: Facts About Manufacturing

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Every day manufacturing touches some aspect of our lives. Whether it’s contributing $2.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, providing 12.3 million jobs across the country or serving as a major source of U.S. research and development (R&D), there is no denying the importance of the manufacturing industry. With our newly updated Facts About Manufacturing infographic you can learn more about these and other interesting data points.

Facts About Manufacturing Infographic

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Zara Brunner

Zara Brunner is part of MEP's Marketing and Communications Team and handles Success Stories, MFG DAY, branding, and various marcom initiatives. She's been involved in marketing, operations, and business development in corporate, legal and government sectors for more than 15 years.

5 Comments

  1. Zara Brunner on

    Thanks for the feedback. Looking at the data from 2016, there appear to be some changes. For instance, the number of total jobs in the U.S. went from 12.1M to 12.3M, wages increased, and manufacturing went from being the 5th largest to 6th largest employer in the country.

  2. George Carter on

    Thanks Zara for sharing. My name is George from Tampa, FL. I am looking to acquire an existing manufacturing business. Any tips? I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

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