10 Interesting Manufacturing Facts:

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For a while now people have underestimated the importance of the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing does so much for the economy and helps drive innovation. The industry has come so far from where it started. No more are manufacturing facilities dark, dirty and dangerous, now there is a focus on technology and innovation. These are some quick facts about the manufacturing industry that help show how important it is for the overall health of the economy. As more manufacturers invest heavily into R&D more innovations continue to arise out from the industry and continue to benefit not only manufacturers but any business connected to the supply chain.

1. If the U.S. manufacturing industry was its own economy it would be the 9th largest economic power in the world. (1)

2. Manufacturing jobs are on the rise for the fifth consecutive year. (2)

3. An American manufacturing worker has 10 to 12 times the output of a Chinese worker. (2)

4. The manufacturing industry is driving innovation. Manufacturers in the U.S. contribute more than three-quarters of all private-sector R&D in the nation. (1)

5.The Manufacturing sector accounts for 12% of the GDP and for every $1.00 spent in manufacturing another $1.37 is added to the economy, according to the most recent data. (1)

6.  Manufacturing is pushing for an increase in STEM education careers to create a more competitive workforce. (3)

7. Manufacturing is a leading cause for the rebound from the “great recession” accounting for 29% of total economic growth in America since 2009. (3)

8. Manufacturing companies in the United States are responsible for nearly half of all U.S. exports while foreign-headquartered companies now invest nearly $750 billion in U.S. manufacturing and employ more than 1.6 million people. (4)

9. The U.S. industrial sector remains the leader in greenhouse gas emission reductions relative to other sectors, with an overall 13 percent decline since 1990. (3)

10. Manufacturing is leading the way in making use of renewable energy – at a usage of 2,269 trillion BTUs of renewable energy in 2012, they made better use of it than the transportation, residential, and commercial sectors combined. (3)


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(1) http://www.nam.org/Newsroom/Facts-About-Manufacturing/

(2) http://www.marlinwire.com/blog/amazing-u.s.-manufacturing-facts-for-2015


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