The 2016 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card, conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, shows how each state ranks among its peers in several categories that are of particular interest to site selection experts for the manufacturing and logistics industries.
To measure manufacturing industry health, the group includes three variables: the share of total income earned by manufacturing employees in each state, the wage premium paid to manufacturing workers relative to the other states’ employees, and the share of manufacturing employment per capita.
The following slides are those states that received an A or B rating.
Indiana is leading the nation in manufacturing job growth and home to the second largest automotive industry in the nation.
It has the second largest automotive GDP in the U.S.
It's the only state to have auto assembly plants from Honda, Subaru and Toyota inside a single state.
Advanced manufacturing is the state's largest single business sector totaling $31.2 billion.
The state that is America's largest producer of corn, soybeans, pigs and eggs brings in three times more from manufacturing than farming.
Seventy eight percent of all patents issued in Iowa during the past five years directly impacted advanced manufacturing needs.
In 2015 the state announced that 319 manufacturers either moved to or expanded projects.
The capital investment amounted to $4.2 billion and 10,740 additional jobs.
There are 2,448 manufacturing facilities in Kentucky, employing 243,749.
Michigan has more engineers per capita than any other state.
Michigan is home to more than 600 aerospace-related companies. Carbon fiber companies, major tooling and engineering software providers, and major universities offer resources to fuel the industry.
Top ranked aerospace engineering programs at the University of Michigan and Lawrence Technological University provide a talented workforce and access to millions spent annually on research to support this booming industry.
In the last five years this state added 74,000 new jobs in advanced manufacturing.
The state is home to 5000 advanced manufacturing and technology companies, that employ 230,000.
Manufactured goods account for 85% of all Wisconsin exports, with a total of$50 billion worth of output.
There are 9, 500 manufacturers in the state.
Over 450,000 people are employed in manufacturing making it the second highest concentration of employment in the country.
Ohio is home to three National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) institutes:
America Makes, which is headquartered in Youngstown, is focused on 3D printing/additive manufacturing.
American Lightweight Metals and Advanced Composites Manufacturing are two consortium partnerships leading the development of new materials and advanced manufacturing.
Over the last three years, Tennessee has posted the second largest percentage increase in the Southeast in manufacturing GDP, which reached $48.1 billion in 2014. That’s 16% of the state’s total GDP.
Tennessee exports more than $31 billion in manufactured goods annually. The largest categories of exported products include: transportation equipment, computer and electronic products, chemicals, miscellaneous manufactured commodities, and machinery, except electrical.
These five sectors account for 76% of the state’s manufacturing exports.
Advanced manufacturing job creation in Tennessee far outpaces national growth, at 27.1% job growth in Tennessee compared to 8.7% nationally from 2010 to 2015.
This state has over 600 bioscience companies, including 54 medical device and equipment companies. The companies employed approximately 1,600 in 2014.
Alabama has 17 NIH-funded institutions, representing $274 million in NIH funding.
This state is home to the largest rocket engine test complex in the country.
Every commercial airplane in the world has at least one component made in Mississippi.
The Mississippi Polymer Institute at the University of Southern Mississippi is a national leader in the study of composites, advanced materials, polymers and plastics. GE Aviation, Boeing, Cytec Resins, Northrup Grumman, ATK and SELEX Galileo have partnered before with the Mississippi Polymer Institute.
Washington is home to 1,350 aerospace-related business establishments that design and manufacture products ranging from tires to carbon fiber structures to in-flight entertainment systems.
In 2014, 95% of all commercial airplanes produced in North American were manufactured and took their maiden flights from Washington.
In 2014, the aerospace industry generated $85.7 billion in economic activity.
In the five years between 2009 and 2013, Oregon manufacturing jobs grew 5%.
In 2014, the largest share of durable goods manufacturing jobs in the state is held by computer and electronics products (34%), followed by wood products (21%), fabricated steel (14%), machinery (12%) and transportation equipment (11%).
Idaho manufactures goods such as lumber, chemicals and fabricated metals.
The top manufacturing product is electrical equipment, specifically computers and computer components. Technology has played a large role in Idaho’s economy since the 1970s.
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