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Manufacturing Hiring is Growing in these Areas

Manufacturing Hiring is Growing in these Areas

Manufacturing is booming across America, particularly in the seven states below. Increased demand for manufacturing skills is projected to increase in these areas in 2017.

Are you looking to recruit manufacturing talent? Find out how companies around the country are successfully finding manufacturing workers.  

INDIANA
WHY? Strong backing for economic development, performance-based tax credits and training grants have made Indiana very attractive to manufacturers. 

A tax credit nearly eliminates income tax on manufacturing activity, which is heavily focused on transportation equipment, followed by steel and aluminum production. 17.1% of Indiana’s workforce is employed in manufacturing and the industry represents 30% of the state’s total output.

WISCONSIN
WHY? The state has invested $150 million in worker training through university and technical college training programs. 

16.4% of Wisconsin’s workforce is employed in manufacturing -- producing food and beverage, tobacco products, machinery, metal fabrication, chemicals and paper goods. The industry represents 18.9% of the state's total output.

MINNESOTA
WHY? Minnesota’s primary manufacturing activities include computer and electronic products, followed by food products, including meatpacking, flour and breakfast cereals. 

Manufacturers in Minnesota account for 11% of the state's workforce and for 14.5% of the total output in the state.

TEXAS
WHY? Texas is a leading state for manufacturing and job creation particularly for computers, electronic
components and military communication systems. 

Manufacturers in Texas account for 7.3% of the state's workforce and 14.3% of the total output in the state.

CALIFORNIA
WHY? California is the largest manufacturer in growth industries such as electrical equipment, components and military communication equipment. 

Manufacturers in California account for 7.9% of the workforce and 11.3% of the total output in the state.

IOWA
WHY? The largest manufacturing industry in Iowa is food processing, including cereal, popcorn, meatpacking and other corn products, followed by machinery production. 

13.7% of Iowa’s workforce is employed in manufacturing and account for 18.3% of the state's total output.

MICHIGAN
WHY? The revival of the automotive industry led to significant job creation producing transportation equipment such as cars, trucks and buses, followed by machinery and fabricated metal products.

Manufacturers in Michigan account for 19.8% of total output in the state, employing 14% of the workforce.

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