Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing has shaped the United States and the world. Industrial manufacturing equipment including machine tools, fabricating equipment and other metalworking machines have allowed companies to transform their industries and products with speed, precision and efficiency. However, these transformations wouldn’t be possible without skilled workers, which is why we were curious to find out where the best cities in America are for manufacturing workers.
So, where is manufacturing thriving the most? After analyzing manufacturing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, we were able to find the best cities for manufacturing jobs. To narrow down our list to the top 50, we analyzed four key factors across 236 cities including:
- Total manufacturing jobs per 100,000
- Year-over-year growth
- Median income for manufacturing industry
- Median housing cost