Study: Elkhart County Ranked Among Best for Manufacturing Job Growth

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A national economic and work force data firm says Elkhart County is near the top of its list of the nation’s best manufacturing economies.

Headlight, a company that makes data analysis software, ranked the northern Indiana county No. 4 overall for job creation in 2014, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013 and 2014.

According to the report, Elkhart added 3,194 jobs in 2014.

Wayne County, Mich., received the top score, followed by Alameda County, Calif., and Macomb County, Mich.

The study examined more than 2,700 counties. During 2013-14, the study reported Elkhart County added nearly 1,400 jobs in manufacturing.

Four Michigan counties, all in the greater Detroit and Grand Rapids areas, were on the Top 10 list. Los Angeles County ranked the lowest on the list, eliminating 4,820 jobs last year.

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