Future Forward: Advanced Manufacturing Training Facilities Create Real Results for a New Economy

In a rapidly changing economy, one truth unites people across the country: more jobs – and better jobs – are a good thing for everyone. When companies bring new jobs to an area, this job growth not only benefits employees, but also creates ripple effects that extend to their families, their communities, their cities, and their regions.

In the Southeast, much of this job growth in recent years has been in the advanced manufacturing sector. Fast-growing cities such as Savannah, Columbia,  Charleston, and Greenville support substantial automotive and aerospace clusters, offering easy access to port, rail, and other transit options. Other high-demand cities such as Raleigh, Charlotte, and Atlanta serve as hubs for growing commercial and tech markets, further propelling the region’s growth. Growth in the Southeast is likely to accelerate in the coming years, as the aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic lead people to reconsider lifestyle options including less density and the ability to work remotely. Growth attracts investment, and investment generates jobs.

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