The States Leading the U.S. Manufacturing Resurgence – Area Development

http://www.areadevelopment.com/RegionalReports/Q1-2013/states-leading-US-manufacturing-resurgence-2665542.shtml

​Clearly manufacturing is important to our Economy. Problem is with oil prices so low, gas prices and efficiency requirements push people to buy more fuel-efficient cars and jets. Airlines and auto manufacturing are 5% of GDP, which is a lot. That’s why I wanted to find out which states rely on manufacturing the most.

Unfortunately, I didn’t realize Wisconsin is ranked #2, just behind Indiana. The more a state relies on manufacturing, the harder it is to bounce back after a recession. I’m sure you’ve noticed the anemic GDP growth since 2008. And having high employment in government doesn’t help either. I sincerely hope the forecast of economic collapse by year end is just a rumor…

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The States Leading the U.S. Manufacturing Resurgence – Area Development