To find the best places to work in manufacturing SmartAsset looked at 389 different statistical areas and compared them on six metrics. SmartAsset looked at one-year employment growth, five-year employment growth, one-year income growth, five-year income growth, the ratio of manufacturing workers to the total worker population and income left over after housing costs. To get a better idea where we got our data and how we came up with the final index, read the methodology HERE.
2. Charleston-North Charleston, SC
Charleston-North Charleston is one of the more diverse working areas to crack the top 10. In fact only 9.7% of workers in the Charleston-North Charleston area work in manufacturing. But that figure may be changing in the near future. Our data shows that in the period from 2009-2014 there was an increase of 29% in manufacturing jobs. Wages followed suit, growing 26% over the same time period. Companies like Honeywell and Ingevity operate in the Charleston-North Charleston area.
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Learn more about the Charleston region’s workforce HERE.