Published on October 1, 2021

Five facts for Manufacturing Day 2021

October 1 is Manufacturing Day.

Here are five facts* about the importance of manufacturing to the Edinburg** economy:

  1. There are 39 manufacturing companies in the Edinburg area, employing about 1,300 workers.
  2. The manufacturing sector adds about $117 million in value to the local economy.
  3. Food manufacturing is the largest industry in the sector, employing 630 people and adding about $59 million in value to the local economy.
  4. Manufacturing companies in Edinburg advertised 136 job openings in January 2021-August 2021, led by International Paper Company.
  5. 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.

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