Manufacturing Reports

Pennsylvania’s manufacturers take seriously their role as wealth generators for the state and nation.

The facts support their work: Manufacturing is Pennsylvania’s third largest source of gross regional product that accounts for over 10% of the total workforce.  And in 2015, Pennsylvania was the eighth-largest manufacturing state in the nation in terms of GDP.  Below you’ll find a variety of reports examining the state of – and potential of- manufacturing in the Commonwealth.


 

PA Economic Quarterly: Advancing Manufacturing in the Keystone State

Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry has transformed over the years through dynamic evolution to meet modern needs, and the incorporation of world-class R&D and innovative methods. To continue to market the thriving sector, the Department of Community and Economic Development unveiled the newest edition of Pennsylvania Economic Quarterly with a focus on advanced manufacturing in the Keystone State. Featuring everything from 3-D labs to industrial resource centers, this edition showcases how manufacturing propels Pennsylvania’s future.

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Pennsylvania's True Commonwealth

Pennsylvania’s True Commonwealth

The full 200-plus page report on the state of manufacturing in Pennsylvania, commissioned by the state’s Industrial Resource Centers with research led by Dr. Edward W. (Ned) Hill of Cleveland State University.

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Broadband Technology in Manufacturing

This study’s objectives are to better understand best practices relative to broadband use within the manufacturing sector and to identify relevant trends and perceptions.

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Digital Intensity in Manufacturing

Digital Intensity in Manufacturing

This report highlights digital technology success stories from small to medium-sized manufacturers and identifies common themes of success.

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2012 Facts About Manufacturing

2012 Facts About Manufacturing

The Ninth Edition of Facts About Modern Manufacturing, produced jointly by The Manufacturing Institute, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

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Pennsylvania Manufacturing Scorecard

A joint report from the IRC Network and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, analyzing the manufacturing sector for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and comparing it to other states as well as the nation as a whole.

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