Manufacturing in Georgia is Strong
March manufacturing in Georgia continued to show strength in both future growth and employment. The…
Georgia (Apr 3, 2013) —
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March manufacturing in Georgia continued to show strength in both future growth and employment.
The measure used to determine the current status of manufacturing is the Georgia Purchasing Manager’s Index. Last month this indicator rose 6.6 points to 61.8. Any number above 50 indicates a growing sector.
“March’s strong jump in new orders and employment were a surprise. These numbers confirm a stronger up-trend, but higher than anticipated,” said Donald Sabbarese, director of the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University where the index is compiled. “It’s not clear that these numbers are sustainable, but for now, they are impressive.”
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.