Pennsylvania is steeped with a rich manufacturing history – boosted by a blue collar, hardworking spirit upon which Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and the surrounding communities was built and is hardwired into our DNA.
While manufacturing has ebbed and flowed for generations, Pennsylvania is making things again, and that is a story worth celebrating on National Manufacturing Day.
In no less than a decade, Pennsylvania manufacturing has transformed as we are seeing new job opportunities, growth and investment in a sector that is the backbone of our economy. Consider our manufacturing output. After bottoming out in 2010, output has increased by $12 billion with Pennsylvania’s chemical products industry leading the way, according to National Association of Manufacturers’ data.
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