The area workforce is heavily concentrated in the manufacturing, services, and trade sectors. Manufacturing and the warehouse/distribution employment accounts for 20% of all jobs in the labor force. A highly skilled labor force contributes to this area’s high manufacturing base with more than 200 manufacturers in a 40-mile radius. Of the major manufacturing companies in this area, 31% are involved in machinery manufacturing and 24% in fabricated metal products manufacturing.
*Represented by ten or more companies in area