- Manufacturing in the United States would be the ninth-largest economy in the world, by itself!
Only eight other countries would rank higher in terms of their gross domestic product, and that’s including the US!1
- Manufacturing Provides High Paying Jobs
Manufacturing jobs pay, on average, 9% more in wages and benefits than jobs in the overall economy2
- The Sixth Largest Employer in the US is Manufacturing
Manufacturing provides 12.3 million jobs across the country and serves as a major source of research and development2
- Manufacturers provide healthcare benefits at one of the highest-rates, compared to other industries.
92% of employees in the manufacturing industry were eligible for health insurance in 2015, compared to the 79% average rate.1
- US Factory Orders are on the Rise.
The New York times recently reported that orders to U.S. factories increased in February 2017 amidst surging demand for commercial aircraft.3
- 78% of Americans Prefer Purchasing American Made Products
According to a recent survey by the Consumer Reports National Research center 78% of Americans prefer to buy American products, and 60% of the respondents would pay up to 10% more for products made in the US.4
- The States With the Highest Number of Manufacturing Employees
Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana boast the highest percentage of employees in the manufacturing industry, according to the US Census.
- Bureau of Economic Analysis, International Monetary Fund, http://www.nam.org/Newsroom/Top-20-Facts-About-Manufacturing/#sthash.KcIxMd1n.dpuf
- The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, http://www.itif.org/files/2011-national-manufacturing-strategy.pdf
- The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/04/04/us/politics/ap-us-factory-orders.html
- Consumer Reports Magazine http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2013/02/made-in-america/index.htm
- United States Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2016/comm/manufacturing-in-the-us.html