Virginia Consistently Ranks in the Top for Business and Manufacturing

Posted on January 23rd, 2018
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Although currently ranked #6 by Forbes’ Best States for Business, Virginia had been ranking among the top two best states for businesses each year from 2006 through 2013. With a GDP of $480 billion, manufacturing contributes approximately 9% to that total. 5.9% of Virginia’s workforce is employed by 4560 manufacturing firms and there has been a steady increase in the number of manufacturing goods exported from Virginia, since 2009. This is evident from the figures , whereas exported goods revenue in 2012 stood right at $12 billion and by 2015 was $16 billion. Also, with a HDI (human development index) of 5.47, Virginia’s living conditions beat 80% of all other states. Food and beverage manufacturing is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in Virginia by contributing a direct economic output worth $25.2 billion. This sector provides work opportunities to 35,000 individuals….

There’s More to Manufacturing in North Carolina Than Tobacco and Textiles

Posted on January 8th, 2018
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North Carolina has not only proven itself in the manufacturing sectors such as Tobacco and Textiles, it also champions cutting-edge manufacturing technology used in the Automotive and Aerospace sectors. This State is responsible for producing 12 businesses out of the Fortune 500 list. That’s one of the many reasons North Carolina is next in our U.S. Manufacturing series. Automotive Manufacturing The automotive industry just hit their accelerator and is now gearing up for heavy investment in North Carolina. Within a short span of 4 years (2012-2016) the automotive sector grew by an astonishing 22%. It now employs upwards of 26,000 people working for 290 companies throughout the state. Thomas Built Buses is a great example of this accelerated growth. It’s the largest school bus manufacturing company in America, with a production rate of over 16,000 buses a year. Standing as…