The MAPI Foundation’s dashboards visualize insightful data points about today’s manufacturing industry health. Technology has changed the industry forcing manufacturers to adapt to new conditions, which lead to an increase in opportunities in the following years.

In the below sections one can find the snapshot of economic indicators by state, employment, diversity, and occupation.


The manufacturing industry in the US overall, generated over $2 trillion in just the third quarter of 2018 reaching an all-time high. In over 30 states, manufacturing accounted for more than 10 percent of their GDP. To see a detailed distribution of the key economic indicators by state hover over the map below.

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Chemical products, computer and electronics, food, beverage and tobacco industries account for approximately 40% of the value added in the manufacturing industry nationwide. The below dashboard provides insights about gross output and value added by detailed industry.


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 Annual Survey of Manufacturers. Bureau of Economic Analysis, GDP by Industry.

employment Trends

Although the projected growth for manufacturing industry is slower than major industries – such as construction, educational services and financial activities, – the past five years show a consistent increase in manufacturing employment trends and earnings. Explore the Employment Dashboard to get more insights about each state’s employment statistics within the manufacturing industry.


Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics and Occupational Employment Statistics.



It is estimated that in the next 7 years over 200 thousand jobs requiring computer programming skills will be created which will increase the demand for the high skilled workers in the sector. Technology applications had created new fields and demands in the industry that will need to be filled. Scroll over the Manufacturing Occupations Dashboard to get more insights on jobs projections.


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 Annual Survey of Manufacturers. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections and Occupational Employment Statistics

Diversity in the workforce

The diversity in the workforce has been shifting towards more inclusion compared to the previous year. Almost 30% of the manufacturing workers are women, and about 20% of the workforce belongs to an ethnicity other than white. These changes are a great leap forward but there is long road ahead. Explore the gender and ethnicity composition of the manufacturing workforce in different states with the U.S. Manufacturing Diversity Dashboard.


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 Annual Survey of Manufacturers and 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 Current Population Survey.

*Civilian employed population 16 years and over in Manufacturing - all available races alone. Other includes American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other pacific Islander and some other race (respondents unable to identify with any of the five race categories provided by Census).