Manufacturing jobs grow in eastern Conn.

1 Oct 2019

State and federal investments in eastern Connecticut’s once-struggling manufacturing sector are paying off, according to new data made public by state and nonprofit officials.

Studies from the Eastern Workforce Investment Board, an agency operating under the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act that oversees workforce development programs, and the Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance placed the region’s manufacturing job growth at 11.3 percent between 2015 and 2019, four times the state’s average and twice the U.S. average.

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