NAM’s Manufacturing Profiles, A Resource

By June 20, 2007General

Glad to see people beginning to take notice of the NAM’s new manufacturing profiles for each congressional district. The Oakland (Mich.) Press cited the profiles for a piece on the local manufacturing economy and House members, Republicans Joe Knollenberg and Thaddeus McCotter and Democrat Sander Levin.

New data show manufacturing continues to be critical to Oakland County.

U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Hills, said in a report this week that his district, which includes much of Oakland County, has more manufacturing jobs than all but two other congressional districts in the nation. More than 96,000 jobs in Knollenberg’s district are linked to manufacturing, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

The neighboring district represented by U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, which includes parts of south Oakland and Macomb County, also is among the top 10 congressional districts with a large manufacturing sector, according to the NAM data. Levin’s district had more than 84,000 manufacturing-related jobs.

The 11th Congressional District, represented by U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Livonia, which also covers a large portion of Oakland County, as well as western Wayne County, held nearly 60,000 manufacturing-related jobs.

The NAM profiles — please click here — include data on the number of manufacturing plants in the district, top manufacturing sectors, number of jobs, and gross state product.

Great resource for journalists and voters seeking information.

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