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

Posted on January 8th, 2018
North Carolina manufacturing

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…

Georgia’s Aerospace Manufacturing Industry has Their Economy Soaring

Posted on December 21st, 2017
Georgia Manufacturing

The state of Georgia is home to companies like Coca-Cola, UPS, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Gulf Stream Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Home Depot. In fact, Forbes ranks Georgia as the seventh best state for businesses. The pro-business climate, third best tax rating, and improved economy have together contributed to their being acknowledged for business. Manufacturing Industry The manufacturing industry employees around 373,700 workers while the state has the lowest manufacturing unionization rate of 5%. They host a highly-skilled workforce achieved through government programs such as the High Demand Career Initiative which provide 100% tuition fees for technical education in a high demand career area. Other factors, like producing low-cost electricity and sales tax exemption on energy, help fuel the economy and workforce. In 2015, manufacturing provided $54.82 billion to Georgia’s overall GDP with manufacturing sectors like food & beverages and tobacco products…