2017 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card for Indiana and U.S.

June 9, 2017

Contrary to public perception, U.S. manufacturing and logistics industries experienced dramatic growth over the past generation, with Indiana outpacing many of its Midwestern counterparts and the nation.

U.S. manufacturing production grew 11 percent since the bust (2000-03) and the ensuing economic turbulence of the 2001 and 2007-09 recessions, according to Manufacturing and Logistics: A Generation of Volatility & Growth, released by the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and Conexus Indiana.

The report also found that manufacturing production in Indiana grew 41 percent over the same period, a significant contrast to manufacturing losses in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio.

Access to the Indiana report, U.S. report and the Manufacturing and Logistics: A Generation of Volatility & Growth can be found at or click on the images to the right.