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