Small manufacturing firms continue to drive Washington economy
Last updated 10/1/2020 at 12:07pm
Local manufacturing businesses and jobs have experienced a resurgence in recent years that needs to continue for our state’s livelihood and connection to the global economy.
Before the pandemic, the manufacturing sector employed 11.6 million workers in the United States. During the past three years, approximately 500,000 manufacturing jobs were added to the economy. In 2018 alone, 264,000 manufacturing jobs were added, the most created in any single year in more than two decades.
Locally in Washington state, there were nearly 263,000 manufacturing jobs. Of those, 42% were employed...