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2:35 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Vermont Manufacturing Report Issued

Vermont Statehouse
Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC

The Shumlin Administration has released a report highlighting the importance of manufacturing in Vermont.

Vermont’s Governor and Commerce Secretary unveiled the report Monday that highlights the positive attributes manufacturing has on the state.  

Citing a trend towards high tech and innovative companies, Vermont officials found that most have less than 10 employees and employ 10-and a quarter percent of the state workforce. The manufacturing sector in Vermont is 11 percent of the state’s gross domestic product.  

The report includes recommendations to improve the workforce by enhancing math skills in schools and to educate the public about the types of manufacturing that is occurring in the state.

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