Advanced Manufacturing

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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