Friday, December 16, 2016

BN by the Numbers

Manufacturing in the twin cities is on the decline, but local leaders hope they've found the answer to their problems. The Bloomington-Normal Economic Development council broke down manufacturing in the area Thursday. Jobs, retail, and wages in McLean County are on the rise, but manufacturing significantly slowed. Some hope Rivian Automotive will turn things around. Organizers say manufacturers like Rivian bring in more than just line jobs. They think suppliers, engineers, and more startups will want to relocate once the plant is up and running. The future energy jobs bill was also discussed at the meeting.

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