Pennsylvania’s manufacturers take seriously their role as wealth generators for the state and nation.
The facts support their work: Pennsylvania manufacturers employ over 560,000 workers – representing nearly 1 out of every 10 private sector jobs. Small to mid-sized manufacturing companies represent 92% of the Commonwealth’s manufacturers. Below you’ll find a variety of reports examining the state of – and potential of- Pennsylvania manufacturing.
Pennsylvania Manufacturing Scorecard
A joint report from the IRC Network and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, analyzing manufacturing trends for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Examining the Quality, Market Value, and Effectiveness of Manufacturing Credentials in the United States
A recent study supported by NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) about how U.S. manufacturers use and value manufacturing credentials. The report features recommendations for multiple stakeholders including manufacturers, credentialing organizations, educators, accreditors and policy makers.
2018 The National-Level Economic Impact of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
A recent study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute found the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program generates a substantial economic and financial return of 14.5:1 for the $128 million annually invested by the federal government. Returns are substantially higher than previously reported due to broader economic effects.
Impacting Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Economy – The Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis of IRC Engagements in Pennsylvania
The Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University recently completed their analysis of PA Industrial Resource Center (IRC) impacts upon the Commonwealth’s economy in 2016 and the results are dynamic to say the least. IRC engagements facilitated the creation and retention of more than 15,000 jobs – thus adding more than $934 million in employee compensation and $3.75 billion in Gross State Product to Pennsylvania’s economy.
2017 The National-Level Economic Impact of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Executive Summary
A recent study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute found the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program generates a substantial economic and financial return of nearly 9:1 for the $130 million annually invested by the federal government. The PA MEP’s impact ranks nationally within the top four statewide centers. PA MEP is made up of the 7 Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs).
Making it in America – Revitalizing US Manufacturing
This report by McKinsey explores the dynamics of US manufacturing and the key priorities to regain its competitive edge. Manufacturing plays an outsized role in national competitiveness. As global demand rises and fragments, manufacturers need agility – and advanced manufacturing technologies such as robotics and 3-D printing can provided it.
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.
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.
Digital Intensity in Manufacturing
This report highlights digital technology success stories from small to medium-sized manufacturers and identifies common themes of success.