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For Legislators

Pennsylvania is a manufacturing state – and it’s imperative that you help keep it that way.

Did you know that more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians are employed by the Commonwealth’s manufacturers – more than the tourism, professional services, finance or transportation industries? Or that they earn a robust average annual wage of more than $70,000?

The IRC Network needs your support.Did you know that the total annual payroll of Pennsylvania manufacturers – money in the pockets of your constituents – is more than $30 billion?

Did you know that manufacturers pay more than $25 million annually in corporate income taxes – more than utilities, mining or retail businesses?

And did you know that the vast majority of Pennsylvania-issued patents, Pennsylvania-based R&D and Pennsylvania exports are generated by the state’s manufacturers?

Still, we need your help!

The IRC Network plays a critical role in helping Pennsylvania manufacturing continue to thrive. Our efforts have created or saved thousands of jobs, and contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to the state’s economy.

But we can only keep doing the work we do if we have a voice. And that’s where legislators come in. Please take a moment to browse the reports below, and consider contacting us to set up a meeting.

Remember: We can only continue to help manufacturers if you help us.


In 2015-2016, the IRC Network helped more than 880 Pennsylvania Manufacturers increase or retain sales of over $778 Million

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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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Governor's Manufacturing Advisory Council Report

Governor’s Advisory Council Report

Released in August 2012, the final report of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s Manufacturing Advisory Council features 15 recommendations it believes will help Pennsylvania remain competitive in the global economy.

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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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