Manufacts

By:Capacity Magazine

Issue:Fall 2007 : Nuts & Bolts



  • 14.3 million - workers employed in manufacturing in the U.S.

  • 6 million - workers employed in related industries such as wholesaling and finance

  • $13.9 billion - Toyota’s investment in its U.S. operations, creating nearly 400,000 jobs in its plants, with its suppliers and at its dealerships

  • 94% - U.S. manufacturing productivity growth between 1987 and 2005

  • $1.37 - Amount other sectors of the economy realize from every $1 in final sales of manufactured products; manufacturing has the largest multiplier effect of any sector of the economy

  • $5 billion - Manufacturing’s contribution to the West Virginia economy, 2004

  • $60 billion - Value of goods U.S. manufacturers export each month