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INFOGRAPHIC: What Manufacturing Really Looks Like: Celebrating Manufacturing Day

This infographic tells the story of manufacturing.  It shows how manufacturing enables our everday lives, drives our economy, offers many different rewarding careers, and what can happen when communities across the country come together to show the public what manufacuring is...

  • Manufacturing is diverse.  The wide range of companies and their products reflected on the interactive, infographic map shows a bit of the breadth the industry provides each of us.
  • Manufacturing supports 17.4 Million U.S. Jobs
  • Manufacturing career opportunities include engineers, designers, machinists, computer programmers and so much more.
  • MFG Day gives everyone a way to celebrate and learn more about the backbone of America.

Check out the infographic to see what manufacturing really looks like:

What Manufacturing Really Looks Like

About the author

Zara Brunner

Zara Brunner is the communications director at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM). Zara received a B.A. with honors in political science with a focus on economics from State University of New York at Fredonia. Prior to joining OAM, Zara managed marketing and communications at the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), which she joined in 2011.  At MEP, she oversaw internal and external marketing and communications about the program and its National Network of Centers.

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