Momentum Builds for Manufacturing Day 2016

Sep 07, 2016

Jennifer Chen

Economic Development Coordinator

School bells are ringing, kids are running down hallways, and the airis slowly changing from a dry summer heat to a crisp fall chill. It is back-to-school season, which means that Manufacturing Day is right around the corner. This year, Manufacturing Day will be held nationally on Friday, October 7.Manufacturing Day celebrates modern manufacturing and inspires the next generation of manufacturers. The City of Fremont has been working with companies to open their doors and welcome students, teachers, job seekers, and the community-at-large to tour their manufacturing facilities on this occasion. You can find a list of local open houses at

In anticipation of Manufacturing Day, we are sharing the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) infographic, “What Manufacturing Really Looks Like.” This infographic touts the economic benefits that manufacturing generates for the country.

  • Manufacturing supports 18.5 million U.S. jobs
  • $1 spent creates $1.40 for the U.S. economy
  • Diverse career opportunities ranging from welders and assemblers to computer programmers and designers
  • Salaries are $60k for entry-level engineers and $77k for average manufacturing workers

Want an idea of what to expect? Check out our previous Manufacturing Day posts:

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