September 12, 2016

Why manufacturing is growing — not declining — in Georgia

This content was submitted by Roy Bowen on behalf of the Georgia Association of Manufacturers to the Atlanta Business Chronicle  in response to the story “Georgia State Study Tracks Decline in Manufacturing Jobs”. Roy Bowen The number of Georgia manufacturing jobs has been steadily growing and the future is bright. Manufacturing employs over 385,000 Georgians, contributes greater than $52 billion to the economy, accounts for 11 percent of the state’s GDP, and creates wealth for hundreds of communities across Georgia. The number of Georgia manufacturing jobs has been steadily growing and the future is bright. However, one would think the opposite after reading a …

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