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Elkhart Co. Tops State in Manufacturing Jobs

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Elkhart County ranks 21in the nation, employing more people (53,705) than any other county in the state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

“It underscores the import of manufacturing to the local economy as well as the push by many for economic diversification to prevent the sort of crash that occured here during the Great Recession,” the Elkhart Truth reported.

Topping the list of manufacturing jobs in the country is Los Angeles County, Calif., which employs 359,532 workers, but Elkhart outpaces more populated areas in the state and country when it comes to manufacturing jobs in the rankings of 2,903 counties across the country.

Marion County is second in the state with 42,808 manufacturing jobs, and Allen County employs 24,975 in the manufacturing sector.

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