Some potential points to spur discussion:
- Fabricated metal product manufacturing is positively association with greater access to the internet, perhaps due to greater productivity, lower costs, or better market access.
- Fabricated metal manufacturing is more prevalent in counties with more high school educated residents.
- Manufacturing industries seem to benefit from agglomeration, that is, locating in areas with higher shares of employment in manufacturing.
For the detailed journal article from which this map derives, see Carpenter, Craig Wesley, Anders Van Sandt, Scott Loveridge, Rebekka Dudensing. 2021. “Profit Pools and Determinants of Potential County-Level Manufacturing Growth.” Under review.
This project was supported by the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Competitive Program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), award number 2017-67023-26242.