Most Major U.S. Cities Gain Manufacturing Jobs in 2012

Jan 23, 2013, 11:17 ET from Manufacturers' News, Inc.

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-eight of the nation's top fifty industrial cities posted gains in manufacturing jobs last year, according to a new report released by Manufacturers' News, Inc., a compiler and publisher of information about U.S. manufacturers.  This was an improvement over the company's year-end 2011 top U.S. manufacturing cities report, in which only seventeen cities saw increases.  MNI's full report can be seen here.

According to Manufacturers' News, Houston takes the top spot for industrial employment with 242,212 manufacturing jobs, up 3% over last year. New York ranks second with 146,340 jobs, up 3.8%. Third-ranked Chicago accounts for 107,413, with no significant change over last year. 

Notable gains were seen in Grand Rapids, up 7.3%; Sunnyvale, up 6.9%; Irvine, up 3.3%; and Louisville, up 2.7%. Losses included Dallas, down 4.4%; Los Angeles, down 3.1%; and Baltimore, down 2.8%. The top fifty cities account for 2,728,678 of the nation's manufacturing jobs or 17%, an increase of 13,465 or about a half percent from January 2012's total.

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 industrial directories and databases.  For 101 years the company has identified, researched and profiled manufacturing establishments. MNI's 80-person editorial research team scours hundreds of sources to identify every manufacturing establishment in the U.S. and contacts each company throughout the year to update their profiles. 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. Subscribers to may tap into MNI's live database of U.S. manufacturers and wholesalers/distributors and create custom company profiles 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, and in addition to its state directories, publishes the U.S. Wholesalers & Distributors Directory, and the U.S. Industrial Expansion and Relocation Guide. Information on all of MNI's resources can be found at Manufacturers' News, Inc., 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL, 60201, 847-864-7000, FAX 847-332-1100.

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