Recognizing National Manufacturing Day

By: Kate Virag on October 2nd, 2017

Manufacturing's Impact on Northeast Indiana

As the strongest manufacturing state in the country, Indiana’s economy relies greatly on manufacturing.

According to the Indiana Manufacturers Association, Indiana manufacturers account for 29 percent of the total output of the state, which equates to $99 billion.

Northeast Indiana’s strong manufacturing economy encompasses businesses in diverse areas, including musical instrument manufacturing, RV manufacturing, medical device manufacturing and more.

The Regional Partnership sent out a media alert encouraging regional media partners to celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 6.  Several area manufacturers are available to members of the media for interviews to highlight the importance manufacturing has on the economy, employment and quality of life in the region. 

Want to learn more about manufaturing in the region?

See the helpful facts below:

  1. According to Emsi, Indiana has the highest location quotient of all states for manufacturing employment. At 2.02, manufacturing employment is more than twice as concentrated in Indiana as it is in the country as a whole.
  2. In 2016, Indiana led the nation in share of gross regional product attributable to manufacturing at 26.1 percent.*
  3. Employment in medical equipment and supplies manufacturing is almost 11 times more concentrated in Northeast Indiana than in the rest of the country.*
  4. In Northeast Indiana, seven of the region’s 11 counties are in the top 5 percent of counties nationwide for manufacturing employment concentration.*
  5. Northeast Indiana is expected to need to fill 29,000 jobs in manufacturing and the skilled trades in the next decade and a $1.3-million Skill UP Indiana! grant has helped the region purchase new training equipment and expand training programs.

*Source: Indiana University-Purdue University’s Community Research Institute (CRI).