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Let’s Manufacture Some Prosperity

Lisa Austin & Greg Dillon

Despite a litany of recent closings, including grim news from GE, manufacturing remains at the core of Erie’s economic life. One in five area jobs is in manufacturing, about twice the national average. We know how to make things here. Erie’s romance with manufacturing dates almost to the dawn of the industrial revolution. Forges and foundries provided decent jobs and related businesses sprouted up to support this industry.

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