As a relatively new country in the European Union, Croatia has made great strides to develop its manufacturing economy. Now it is a leader in Eastern Europe and especially among the former states of Yugoslavia. Croatia has proven that with innovation and perseverance it could become a stable and productive member of the European Union. Growth in Manufacturing Manufacturing is not the backbone of the country’s economy. 70% of Croatian GDP comes from the tertiary sector, or services, which is about $94.2 billion USD annually in purchasing power. Despite being a smaller section of the economy, manufacturing nonetheless grows in importance and power each year.  In 2015, manufacturing saw a 2.7% revenue increase. In 2016, it realized a 3.5% increase. Today, manufacturing makes up about 26% of the GDP.  In the last two years, Croatian exports broke 10 billion euros. 94%…