California Lags Behind In Manufacturing

By Staff Repors

(Victorville)–Manufacturing plays a large part in the economic growth of any state. The Associated Press reported on May 3 that manufacturing was growing throughout the United States at its fastest pace in six years. Unfortunately, California is not included in that statistic, having lost more than 630,000 manufacturing jobs since Jan. 2001. In the last year alone, the state lost 123,300 manufacturing jobs – that’s 3,340 high paying jobs lost for every 1 million people in California. We also rank lowest in new and expanded manufacturing facilities. Californians need to wake up and do something. Get involved, it affects us all. Jack Stewart has some answers to our predicament. Stewart, President of the CA Manufacturers and Technology Association, will be the speaker at the Victorville Chamber’s upcoming Economic Enhancement Forum this October 27. Stewart will talk about key state policies that must be passed in order for California to survive. The Economic Enhancement Forum begins with a luncheon at 11:30. Tickets are $30. Please email dgorgei@vvchamber.com for more information and to RSVP by Oct 21.

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