Center for Business and Economic Research - Ball State University

2016 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card

2016 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card

Published June 2, 2016

** View state performance since 2009 through our interactive website for this project: **

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 Excel spreadsheet contains the grades both for 2015 and 2016. Please note that we have corrected an error in the 'expected fiscal liability gap' grades for 2015.

The companion report, Advanced Manufacturing in the United States, examines changes in the manufacturing industry, especially the emergence of 'advanced manufacturing' sectors. We explore the industry's shift toward sector diversification and an educated workforce.


Tags: manufacturing, transportation and logistics, employment, indiana, sectors and industry clusters

Authors: Srikant Devaraj, Michael J. Hicks