Manufacturers' News Releases List of Top U.S. Cities by Number of Industrial Jobs

Jan 30, 2012, 10:15 ET from Manufacturers' News, Inc.

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers' News, Inc., compiler and publisher of industrial directories for all fifty states, has generated a list of the top U.S. cities by number of manufacturing jobs as of January 1st, 2012. The full list can be seen here.

According to Manufacturers' News, Houston takes the top spot for industrial employment with 235,038 manufacturing jobs, up 2.9% over last year. New York ranks second with 140,952 jobs, up 1.3%. Third-ranked Chicago accounts for 107,264, down 1.3%, while St. Louis accounts for 80,795, down 2.8%. Los Angeles accounts for the fifth-most at 79,873 jobs, down 4.5%.

The list shows that five of the top fifty cities are located in California (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Irvine and Santa Clara), and five are located in Texas (Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin).

According to MNI, seventeen of the top fifty cities posted industrial job gains from a year ago, including Salt Lake City, up 4.3%; Seattle, up 3.3%; Charlotte, up 3.1%; Portland, up 2.6%; and Tulsa, up 2.1%. Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, and Louisville each increased employment by 1%. Last year's report can be seen here.

MNI's city data includes only establishments located within city limits. Each municipality is counted separately from its suburbs and exurbs.

Manufacturers' News, Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest publisher of state manufacturers directories.  For 100 years the company has identified, researched and profiled manufacturing establishments. MNI employs an 85-person editorial staff to scour yellow pages, trade journals, financial reports, and many other sources to pinpoint every manufacturing establishment in the U.S. Each manufacturer is contacted throughout the year to update their profiles, including their employee counts. Company profiles provide up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), executives by name and title, product(s) manufactured, annual sales, number of employees, and more. Visitors to may generate custom profiles of manufacturers using a variety of criteria, including area or zip code, county, SIC, sales volume, number of employees, and more.

MNI also maintains industrial search engine designed specifically for locating manufacturers and suppliers nationwide, and has recently launched an expansion and relocation guide for manufacturers. For more information, contact Manufacturers' News, Inc., 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL, 60201, 847-864-7000, FAX 847-332-1100. Information is also available on Facebook and Twitter.

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