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Investing in Manufacturing to Create High-Paying Jobs and Strengthen the Middle Class

| Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing USA, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Administration Designates an additional 12 Communities to Receive Federal Support for Local Plans through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership

Manufacturing helped build the American middle class and fuel the world’s most innovative economy—and it’s doing so again today.  After a decade of decline in the 2000s, when 40 percent of all large factories closed their doors, American manufacturing is on the upswing.  U.S. manufacturing is growing faster than the economy overall for the first time since the 1990s.  U.S. manufacturers are consistently adding new jobs, nearly 900,000 since February 2010 alone.