Special Report

Cities Where Manufacturing Is Making a Comeback

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28. Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +14.8% (+7,500)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 58,200 (14.0% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 50,700 (13.8% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $5.0 billion
> August unemployment: 2.9%

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27. Savannah, GA
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +14.9% (+2,200)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 17,000 (9.5% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 14,800 (9.5% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $2.3 billion
> August unemployment: 3.4%

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26. Boise City, ID
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +15.0% (+3,600)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 27,600 (8.7% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 24,000 (9.1% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $1.2 billion
> August unemployment: 2.5%

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25. Jackson, MI
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +15.1% (+1,300)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 9,900 (17.0% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 8,600 (15.9% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $984.8 million
> August unemployment: 3.5%

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24. Morristown, TN
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +15.3% (+1,500)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 11,300 (24.6% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 9,800 (23.1% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $908.4 million
> August unemployment: 4.0%