October 1 is Manufacturing Day.
Here are five facts* about the importance of manufacturing to the Edinburg** economy:
- There are 39 manufacturing companies in the Edinburg area, employing about 1,300 workers.
- The manufacturing sector adds about $117 million in value to the local economy.
- Food manufacturing is the largest industry in the sector, employing 630 people and adding about $59 million in value to the local economy.
- Manufacturing companies in Edinburg advertised 136 job openings in January 2021-August 2021, led by International Paper Company.
- The median wage for advertised job openings was $22.46 per hour.
* Data sources: Emsi, U.S. Census Bureau
** Most local economic data is available for counties and zip codes, not city limits. Edinburg is defined here as Zip Codes 78539, 78540, 78541, 78542.