Key Industries
Manufacturing & Industry

Manufacturing & Industry

The continued growth of manufacturing Grand Island is a truly remarkable feature of its economy, one that sets it apart from the overwhelming majority of communities nationwide.

Manufacturing activity in Grand Island, and even Hall County, has grown substantially during a time when manufacturing's decline nationwide has been well documented. Between 2003 and 2013, manufacturers added nearly 1,200 jobs, expanding by approximately 19 percent. The continued growth of manufacturing in Grand Island is a truly remarkable feature of its economy, one that sets it apart from the overwhelming majority of communities nationwide. Given the relative strength of the manufacturing sector in Grand Island it is no surprise that transportation and warehousing employment has expanded considerably as well. The sector has added 384 new jobs since 2003, growing at a pace (30 percent) that far outpaces that of transportation and warehousing employment nationwide (7 percent).

Economic Composition - Job Growth & Wages By Sector (2003 - 2013)

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