Special Report

Cities Where Manufacturing Is Making a Comeback

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3. Kokomo, IN
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +30.5% (+2,900)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 12,400 (29.7% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 9,500 (24.8% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $1.8 billion
> August unemployment: 3.4%

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2. Elkhart-Goshen, IN
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +33.7% (+17,100)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 67,900 (49.3% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 50,800 (44.6% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $4.5 billion
> August unemployment: 2.7%

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1. Lewiston, ID-WA
> 5-yr. change in manufacturing employment: +40.6% (+1,300)
> 2017 manufacturing employment: 4,500 (15.6% of total)
> 2012 manufacturing employment: 3,200 (12.4% of total)
> Value of manufacturing exports: $236.6 million
> August unemployment: 3.0%

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