Special Report

Cities Where Manufacturing Is Making a Comeback

Source: Bbean32 / Wikimedia Commons

19. Greeley, CO
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +16.7% (+1,900)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 13,300 (12.7% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 11,400 (13.3% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $796.0 million
> August unemployment: 3.2%

Source: Thinkstock

17. Clarksville, TN-KY
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +17.0% (+1,700)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 11,700 (13.0% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 10,000 (12.0% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $826.5 million
> August unemployment: 4.5%

Source: Thinkstock

16. Santa Rosa, CA
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +17.3% (+3,400)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 23,100 (11.2% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 19,700 (11.4% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $1.4 billion
> August unemployment: 2.5%

Source: Davel5957 / Getty Images

15. Ogden-Clearfield, UT
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +17.6% (+4,900)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 32,700 (12.9% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 27,800 (12.7% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $3.2 billion
> August unemployment: 3.3%

Source: Jburge123 / Wikimedia Commons

14. Lake Charles, LA
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +18.2% (+1,600)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 10,400 (9.0% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 8,800 (9.7% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $6.4 billion
> August unemployment: 3.9%