Comparing My Community

A state economic development commission is attempting to attract new business to their jurisdiction.

The commission uses Census economic statistics to identify industries that are important nationally and in their neighboring states but not as prevalent in their state.

This research leads to talks with companies in those industries about possible expansions into their state including their infrastructure and labor force needs.

bar chart of value of shipments in top 3 manufacturing subsectors

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Planning and Coordination Division | 1-877-790-1876 | Last Revised: March 05, 2015