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City of Rochester Communications Burear

A new report from Brookings Institution found manufacturing is slowly gaining in Rochester after years of decline.

We care about manufacturing jobs because they are higher wage and a big part of the economy. In Rochester, manufacturing specialties include information technology, chemical products and machinery.

Quick Facts:

– Rochester has 59,738 manufacturing jobs, ranking it 34th in the country.

– Of all the jobs in Rochester, 12 percent are manufacturing jobs, ranking the area 11th in the country.

– Rochester lost an astounding 42 percent of its manufacturing jobs since 1980.

– In the last year, Rochester saw a gain of 1.8 percent in manufacturing jobs, below the national average of 2.7 percent.

– One-third of Rochester manufacturing jobs are “moderately high tech,” ranking the area 5th in the country.

2 Responses to Manufacturing Important Here

  1. May 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm Kevin Yost responds:

    Absolutely, manufacturing is important here and all across the U.S.A.

  2. Re manufacturing jobs: beware the outsource/export offshore of grey and white collar jobs by small businesses who

    1. get big and can realize an economy of scale in so doing

    2. gain competitors who copy their idea and force economies in previously bearable production costs

    3. Go bust because of competion, changing markets or new technology.

    Nothings going to be the same as monopolizing the consumers’ ego-driven film moments, memo copying and fashion eyeware.

    Things will be good as long as we retain the 22 minute commute time.

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