OHIO’s Voinovich School confirms vital role of manufacturing in Appalachian Ohio Economy
November 28, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio (Nov. 28, 2012) – The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University recently completed Ohio Appalachian Region: 2011 Manufacturing Profile, confirming that as the second largest employment sector, manufacturing remains vital to the economy of the region. The report provides an in-depth overview of the manufacturing industry for all thirty-two Appalachian counties. More than eighty-five thousand persons were employed in manufacturing establishments in 2011, a four percent increase from 2009.
The report illustrates the importance of large and small manufacturing establishments to the economy. While 91 percent of manufacturing establishments have less than 100 employees, 60 percent of employees work in establishments with 100 or more employees.
The associated Manufacturing Dashboard is a user-friendly interactive database that allows users to further investigate the manufacturing industry as far back as 2006.
Vlad Pascal, Economic Research Analyst at the Voinovich School, explains, "Community economic development professionals, governmental entities and local businesses should find the Manufacturing Profile and Dashboard to be useful tools to inform economic and business development."
The Manufacturing Profile and Manufacturing Dashboard were developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.
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Contact: Vlad Pascal, Voinovich School, at 740-593-4619 or firstname.lastname@example.org