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Old 11-12-2014, 12:32 PM
 
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Hi, I'm curious, where are the big manufacturing hubs in the US? Any industry... I'm looking them up slightly for business reasons but moreso out of interest.
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:27 PM
 
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Metro with most manufacturing jobs per the census:

1. Los Angeles - 521,400
2. Chicago - 409,500
3. New York - 357,600
4. Dallas - 251,100
5. Houston - 230,200
6. Detroit - 204,500
7. Boston - 201,400
8. Philadelphia - 183,000
9. Seattle - 180,700
10. Minneapolis - 175,200
11. San Jose - 157,900
12. Atlanta - 147,500
13. Cleveland - 121,100
14. Milwaukee - 119,800
15. San Francisco - 114,600
16. Cincinnati - 112,800
17. Phoenix - 112,000
18. St. Louis - 111,900
19. Portland - 107,800
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:28 PM
 
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Metro Area(MSA) Manufacturing GDP, 2010
$20 Billion+

Los Angeles $74.4 Billion
Chicago $64.5 Billion
Houston $57.5 Billion
San Jose $44.9 Billion
San Francisco $40.9 Billion
Portland $32.6 Billion
Detroit $30.2 Billion
Seattle $28.0 Billion
Boston $27.8 Billion
Minneapolis $25.0 Billion
Indianapolis $23.2 Billion
Atlanta $22.1 Billion

Dallas and NY figures not available
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:29 PM
 
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Here is the latest CSA data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis that is related to this topic:

Total Full-Time and Part-Time Employment
in Manufacturing, 2009

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside 715,053
New York-Newark-Bridgeport 522,592
Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City 442,255
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland 344,031
Boston-Worcester-Manchester 332,710
Dallas-Ft Worth 290,809
Houston-Baytown-Huntsville 240,791
Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland 227,810
Detroit-Warren-Flint 221,320
Minneapolis-St Paul-St Cloud 212,803
Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia 195,414
Atlanta-Sandy Spring-Gainesville 182,497
Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha 135,147
Washington-Baltimore-Northern VA 132,206
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale 119,941
St Louis-St Charles-Farmington 117,765
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro 114,813
Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus 112,584
Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington 112,003
Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury 107,218
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland 110,455
Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point 102,284

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:58 PM
 
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Thanks, I'm surprised to see so many manufacturers in places like New York, Chicago, San Jose. Perhaps they're including industries that don't fit the stereotypical manufacturing definition that I'm thinking of.

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Old 11-12-2014, 02:09 PM
 
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I'm afraid that the days of mass manufacturing are long behind America. Those statistics are pretty impressive, but I'd love to see similar statistics for say 1992, 1982, 1972, 1962...
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Old 11-12-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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Not true! Manufacturing output is the highest it's ever been: American Manufacturing Is Alive And Well, There's No Need To Try And Save It - Forbes
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Old 11-12-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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Another related question, what you guys think are the most popular types of manufacturers? I'm asking specifically about domestic US-based ones.
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Thanks, I'm surprised to see so many manufacturers in places like New York, Chicago, San Jose. Perhaps they're including industries that don't fit the stereotypical manufacturing definition that I'm thinking of.
San Jose, maybe related to the tech industry. Silicon Valley office parks started around light industry, in the 80s the tech companies would make their products there. Some must be left, the high value of their products must boost it by GDP. New York was the largest manufacturing metro (and city) in 1950, though not per capita. Ford still has a plant in Chicago. Note how low DC is.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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I'm afraid that the days of mass manufacturing are long behind America. Those statistics are pretty impressive, but I'd love to see similar statistics for say 1992, 1982, 1972, 1962...
Not necessarily. Modernization alone will consistently reduce the amount of workers needed in manufacturing while at the same time increasing output capacity.

It's more accurate to say the days of having 10,000+ people working inside the same factory are long behind America. No longer can people just walk off the street into a factory. Now you need to actually have brains for the job.



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