NEPIRC 2010-2014 Trend Analysis

NEPIRC County Profiles on Manufacturing:

Reshore Readiness Reports by Industry

Manufacturing costs have shifted and many of the cost factors that led to the offshoring of production and importing of consumer products have reversed, making domestic production and nearsourcing more practical. It is often times more cost effective to bring work back to Pennsylvania or buy from Pennsylvania-based suppliers when compared to overseas production or overseas purchases. The reports below give a detailed analysis on the benefits of reshoring, outlined by industry sector:


“Making” Our Future

What States Are Doing to Encourage Growth in Manufacturing through Innovation,Entrepreneurship, and Investment.
THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION – January 2013


Manufacturing in America:
Challenges and Policy Solutions

A Report by the Joint Economic Committee Chairman’s Staff Senator Bob Casey, Chairman January 2013


2012 Facts About Manufacturing (Summary)  

The Ninth Edition of Facts About Modern Manufacturing, produced jointly by The Manufacturing Institute, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).


2012 Facts About Manufacturing (Full Report)  

The Ninth Edition of Facts About Modern Manufacturing, produced jointly by The Manufacturing Institute, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).


Governor’s Advisory Council Report  

Released in August 2012, the final report of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s Manufacturing Advisory Council features 15 recommendations it believes will help Pennsylvania remain competitive in the global economy.


Pennsylvania Manufacturing Scorecard 2012 

A joint report from the IRC Network and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, analyzing the manufacturing sector for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and comparing it to other states as well as the nation as a whole.


Pennsylvania’s True Commonwealth (Summary)

The 22-page executive summary of the seminal report, commissioned by Pennsylvania’s Industrial Resource Centers with research led by Dr. Edward W. (Ned) Hill of Cleveland State University.  February 2011.


Pennsylvania’s True Commonwealth

The full 200-plus page report on the state of manufacturing in Pennsylvania, commissioned by the state’s Industrial Resource Centers with research led by Dr. Edward W. (Ned) Hill of Cleveland State University.  February 2011.