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Economic Profile of Fabricated Metals Manufacturing in Iowa
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  • Liesl Eathington, Iowa State University
  • David Swenson, Iowa State University
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The fabricated metals industry in Iowa is a major durable goods industry which produced $1.68 billion in GDP in 2013 and accounted for 5 percent of manufacturing GDP. The sector employed 20,611 persons, or around 9.5 percent of the state's manufacturing workforce. This technical study profiles the industry's structural and economic characteristics. This study was done for the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University.
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Iowa State University, The Authors
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Liesl Eathington and David Swenson. "Economic Profile of Fabricated Metals Manufacturing in Iowa" (2015)
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