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Michigan Has a Rich History in Automotive Manufacturing

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Michigan has a rich history in automotive manufacturing with three Fortune 500 automakers calling this state home and accounting for 24% of total vehicle production in the United States.

The automotive manufacturing industry carries the responsibility of driving Michigan’s economy. In 2015, it contributed $36,953 million in revenue. No other industry generates anywhere close to this level of revenue. Furthermore, the automotive industry employs 20% of the state’s population.

Fiat-Chrysler 

Officially called Fiat-Chrysler Automotive, the auto group holds Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep as their primary product lines. In 2016 Fiat-Chrysler reported worldwide yearly earnings of $132.7 billion and the employment of 234,499 employees.

Fiat Chrysler Group is looking to expand their command of Michigan. They now intend to open a new Jeep production facility. According to reports, Syncreon, an Auburn Hills logistics company, will operate the facility and is expected to hire more than 250 employees, including warehouse, forklift and commercial drivers.

Ford Motor Co.

Founded in 1890 by Henry Ford, they’ve grown to be one of the top 3 automakers in the U.S. In 2016, Ford generated $151.8 billion in revenue. Ford’s global market share accounts for 7.3% of the entire auto industry, and employs 166,000 people worldwide.

Ford announced its plan to invest $700 million in its Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan. This would open 700 more employment opportunities and bring Ford’s total investment to $1.9 billion in Michigan this year.

General Motors Corp.

Founded in 1908 under the leadership of William C. Durant, the General Motors Company was initially meant to consolidate several motorcar companies. In 2016, General Motors generated $166.4 billion in revenue and provides job opportunities to 225,000 people worldwide.

General Motors and Honda are currently involved in a joint project in Michigan that would reap gold for the state. The venture aims to produce fuel cells which will be used in vehicles by 2020. The move is expected to create about 100 new jobs.

With such bright projects lined up in Michigan by the 3 Big Automakers, there is no doubt that the state will be continuing it’s rich history in automotive manufacturing and incur a lot of economic growth in the near future.

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Washington is The Evergreen State for Businesses and Manufacturing

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The Evergreen State of Washington is known for innovation & technology, skilled labor, superior life quality, a reliable logistics network and affordable energy resources–an environment that attracts businesses and manufacturers like a magnet. These factors contribute to Forbes ranking Washington #9 for ‘Best State for Business in America.’

Giving sanctuary to more than 250K organizations and Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Boeing, SpaceX, Starbucks, and Amazon add incredibly to Washington’s commercial development. With a GDP growth of 2.9 percent, Washington was ranked as the sixth best economy in the United States in 2016.

The manufacturing industry contributed $74.98 billion to its’ economy by manufactured goods exports. Washington’s 6,655 manufacturers employ 314,987. Moreover, this is the sixth consecutive year when Washington State gained manufacturing jobs. All great reasons to include Washington in our U.S. Manufacturing blog series.

The State is also a hub for advanced military and commercial aircraft, space exploration vehicles and unmanned aerial systems (UAS), as well as maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) and air travel and cargo. It provides job opportunities to around 19% of the state’s population. In 2015, the transportation sector contributed a value of $70 million to Washington’s economy.

Washington’s aerospace sector includes visionary firms like Aerojet Rocketdyne, Blue Origin, SpaceX, Spaceflight Industries, and Vulcan Aerospace developing and innovating new techniques every day. The aerospace giant Boeing is perhaps the biggest name with a firm footing in various cities.

With approximately 14K companies under its umbrella, the Information and Communication Technology Industry ranks as the second-best manufacturing industry in Washington. Shockingly, only 6% of the state’s population work for this industry, yet it contributes about $40 billion to their economy. Workers include coders, software engineers, game developers, testers and more.

The fact that around 95% of the state’s people are connected to 100 MBPs internet or better also clearly demonstrates the quality of their Information Technology. With growing companies such as Tableau and established software giants like Microsoft, Washington is an I.T. centric state.

Snatching third place for the biggest manufacturing sector is the food processing industry. This sector employees about 16% of the state’s population.

15 million acres of farmland is extensively used to produce the nation’s best pears, apples, grapes, red raspberries, sweet cherries and much more. Big agriculture means big food processing. Washington specializes in canning and preserving fruits and vegetables. However, they also have a foothold in canned meat and fish.

Their connectivity to Europe and Asia through 3666 miles of railways, 139 airports and 75 public ports (which includes cold storage facilities too) is applauded for the quick and timely export of crops to numerous countries.

Given the data, there is no doubt the future of Washington looks bright. It very well deserves to be called the Evergreen State for Businesses.

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Minnesota Can be Cold But The Manufacturing Industry Remains Hot

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Minnesota, known as the ¨State of Innovation¨, offers an environment to those seeking to grow, improve and develop. Such a reputation enables innovator’s and engineer’s equal opportunity to make the world, especially Minnesota, a better place to live and work.

With a Human Development Indicator (HDI) of 5.89, Minnesota ranks as the 7th best US state to live in. It recently increased its job growth by 1.6% which lowered the unemployment rate to just 3.7%. Moreover, Minnesota boasts high college attendance rates, in addition to their more than 78% high school graduation rates. It is also the 15th Best Place for Business according to  Forbes Magazine.

When we look at the economy, manufacturing constitutes one of the state’s biggest industries. It is driven by technology and accounts for 16% of Minnesota’s GDP.  In fact, Minnesota contributes 1.8% of the U.S. GDP.

Medical Device Industry

Heading the list of Minnesota’s manufacturing is the medical device industry. It’s important to clarify that the ¨devices¨ manufactured within the industry aren’t exclusively high-tech and cutting-edge devices (no pun intended), like mechanical heart valves or lab-grown organs. They’re also surgical instruments, implements, prosthetics, implants, equipment and their parts’ replacements among others.

In this sector, innovation has played a critical role. The medical device industry has lead the market since 1940 by developing and producing medical patents. The U.S. Trade and Patent Office states that Minnesota ranked 1st place nationwide in medical device patents per capita in 2015. The University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic serve as spaces to conduct medical research and implement new medical practices. Employing almost 30,000 people, Minnesota not only ranks 1st in medical device manufacturing employment, but it’s also triple the national average.

Agriculture and Food Production

Minnesota also ranks as the 4th largest agricultural exporting State. The agriculture and food production industry earns almost $19 Billion annually. It is composed of two main sectors: crops and livestock. Both, have relatively similar contributions to the industry’s earnings. Crops account for about $10 Billion while livestock accounts for almost $9 Billion. The most widely grown crop is corn, representing 45% of Minnesota crop production. However, soybeans make up the biggest agricultural export.

Aside from covering the national demand, manufacturers create food products for purchase all over the world, including China, Mexico, Indonesia and Taiwan. Minnesota is not only one of the Nation’s biggest food exporters and producers, but it’s also one of the most prominent in agricultural machinery development. The state works on the creation, assembly, and development of the necessary equipment to carry out farming.

Minnesota sits on top of the nation’s manufacturing charts which can be partially attributed to the state philosophy of innovation for growth, development and overall improvement. This mindset offers opportunities for the state to increase its’ capacity to produce, develop and export some of the Nation’s most necessary foods, agricultural machinery, and medical equipment.

 

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