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Michigan and Indiana top industrial growth

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Aug. 28, 2014

Last week we looked at some of California's top sectors and their growth versus the country.  This week we're looking to see how California's manufacturing job growth compares to the top ten industrial states. Since the end of the recession in 2010 we were seventh among ten with 0.6 percent growth.  New York, Pennsylvania and California were at the unfortuante end of the growth chart.  On the flip side, Michigan and Indiana are doing something right, growing their manufactuirng bases by 23 and 16 percent in the same time period.  We also found that California has attracted only 1.1 percent of the country's entire manufacturing expansion and re-shoring renaissance since 2010.  Every Californian, along with CMTA and Governor Brown and his GoBiz economic development team, must Champion the cause of attracting new manufacturing investment to our state. 

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Industrial States MFG job growth chart

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California manufacturing still losing its fair share of growth

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Oct. 25, 2012

After California's manufacturing sector lost another 5,900 jobs in September, we thought we'd update and get a fresh look at how California is stacking up against the rest of the nation.  Here are the updated numbers and charts.

34% of industrial base
lost since 2001

U.S. 4.22% growth
vs. CA -0.29

9th worst industrial
state since 2010

Not getting fair share
of investment

0.5% of U.S. expansions
since 2011


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California lagging industrial states in manufacturing growth

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Aug. 21, 2012

California lost 3,100 more manufacturing jobs in the month of July, according to last week's Labor Market Information Department report. Since 2010 California has continually lagged the rest of the country and other industrial states in critical high wage manufacturing job growth. Comparatively, California has been stagnant while the country grew at more than four percent and industrial states averaged about 5.8 percent growth.


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