Center for Business and Economic Research - Ball State University

2015 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card

2015 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card

Published June 11, 2015

** View state performance since 2009 through our interactive website for this project: http://conexus.cberdata.org **

The annual Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card evaluates the health manufacturing and logistics industries in each state using a unique combination of factors including educational attainment of the workforce, attractive business policies, and sector diversification. This annual piece is created for Conexus Indiana, a state initiative to improve manufacturing and logistics.

The factors used for each "subject" are included in the aggregate data tab of the Excel spreadsheet (XLSX format).

The companion report, The Myth and the Reality of Manufacturing in America, examines the composition of the industry before and after the Great Recession. We debunk common misconceptions about manufacturing, and we forecast the future health of the industry.

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Tags: manufacturing, transportation and logistics, economy, productivity

Authors: Srikant Devaraj, Michael J. Hicks