Advanced Manufacturing

The Madison Region’s historic strength in manufacturing and production pairs with high-tech processes, pioneered by higher education and research institutions, to serve as the cornerstone of our regional employment. Manufacturing sub-sectors boast an LQ of 1.52 and lead regional employment – second only to government workers. Companies looking to open or expand advanced manufacturing facilities in the Madison Region will benefit from a multitude of industrial parks, moderate utility prices, and strong technical and four-year education institutions. Combined with statewide sector support and a history of cutting-edge production, the region is well situated to be a long-term manufacturing haven.

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Food Products Machinery
Tractors & Trailers
Household Refrigerators & Freezers
Appliances
Metal Manufacturing
Plastics

1,428 manufacturing establishments

71,508 manufacturing employees

12.5% industry growth from 2010-2020

The Madison Region reports a $75,635 average annual wage for manufacturing.

4500+ industry-applicable degrees and certificates conferred in 2020 from higher education institutions in and around the Madison Region.

Location Quotient (LQ) is a way of discovering the industries or occupations that are truly unique and specialized in your regional economy (compared to the national average). For example, if the commercial bakeries industry in your city accounts for 2.5% of jobs but only 1% of jobs nationally, then the city’s commercial bakeries have an LQ of 2.5, which means that this industry is 2.5x more concentrated in the region than the typical region. (Emsi)

Manufacturing LQ | 1.52

Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing | 3.63
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing | 2.48
Machinery Manufacturing | 2.28
Chemical Manufacturing | 1.72
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing | 1.69
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing | 1.27
Primary Metal Manufacturing | 0.98
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing | 0.73
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing | 0.64


Source: Emsi 2021.4

The Madison Region claims historic strength in manufacturing and production, paired with high-tech processes pioneered by higher education and research institutions.

The advanced manufacturing sector is a cornerstone of regional employment, with all manufacturing sub-sectors comprising 12.8% of total regional nonfarm employment – second only to healthcare and social services. Companies looking to open or expand advanced manufacturing facilities in the Madison Region will benefit from a multitude of industrial parks, moderate utility prices, and strong technical and four-year education institutions. Combined with statewide sector support and a history of cutting-edge production, the region is well situated to be a long-term manufacturing haven. Learn more.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS
John Deere
Trek Bicycles
Cardinal Glass
Sub-Zero Wolf
GE Healthcare
Teel Plastics
Spectrum Brands
Electronic Theatre Controls

SUB-SECTOR STRENGTHS
Food Products Machinery
Tractors & Trailers
Household Refrigerators & Freezers
Appliances
Metal Manufacturing
Plastics

ESTABLISHMENTS
1,404 manufacturing establishments

EMPLOYMENT
68,188 manufacturing employees

EMPLOYMENT GROWTH
8.28% industry growth from 2010-2015

WAGES
$49,618 average annual wage for manufacturing

DEGREES CONFERRED
4,953 industry-applicable degrees and certificates conferred in 2014-2015
from higher education institutions in and around the Madison Region

LOCATION QUOTIENTS
Employment | 1.44
Establishment | 1.49


Source: Emsi 2016.2

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