Manufacturers’ News, Inc.– Manufacturing employment in North Carolina was little changed over the past year, reports the 2014 North Carolina Manufacturers Register®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI in 2013, North Carolina added 824 jobs over the past year – far less than the 7,000 jobs the state added in 2012.
“Although North Carolina’s manufacturing growth has stalled somewhat in 2013, its winning mix of low business costs, educated workforce, and reputation as a center for innovation continue to be a draw for many companies”
Manufacturers’ News reports North Carolina is now home to 10,283 manufacturers employing 567,492 workers.
According to the database of manufacturers, losses were led by textiles/apparel, which declined 2.6%. Textiles/apparel stands as the state’s third largest sector with 58,541 jobs. Employment was unchanged in industrial machinery and equipment, which remains the largest industrial sector, employing 66,375.
“Although North Carolina’s manufacturing growth has stalled somewhat in 2013, its winning mix of low business costs, educated workforce, and reputation as a center for innovation continue to be a draw for many companies,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company.
Industries adding jobs in North Carolina included rubber/plastics, up 3.3%; chemicals, up 3.1%; and fabricated metals, up 1.6%.
Manufacturing companies in Charlotte employ 42,609 workers, with jobs in the top industrial city unchanged in 2013. Industrial jobs in Research Triangle Park increased 2.6% and climbed 3.7% in Winston-Salem. A loss of 2.1% was recorded for Greensboro, while manufacturing employment increased 2.5% in Raleigh.
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