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Manufacturing Month 2022 – Inspire the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | Manufacturing, News Release, Workforce

Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, MFG Day—National Manufacturing Day—helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders. As manufacturers seek to fill 4 million high-skill, high-tech, and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.


While some MFG Day events may look slightly different than in the past, we are excited that many companies will be opening their doors for in-person events. Manufacturing is at the heart of some of the most impactful work done in response to the pandemic and we are excited to shine a spotlight on manufacturing careers.

Manufacturing powers Washington’s economy, employing 265,000 people, or about 8% of the statewide workforce. These are high-paying jobs, with an average compensation of $95,777 a year, one-sixth higher than the statewide average. We are on a mission to support doubling the Manufacturing sector by 2031. 

There are 8,089 manufacturing establishments in Washington, with jobs in every corner of the state that pay a total of $24.8 billion in wages each year.

Impact Washington is on a mission to support doubling the Manufacturing sector by 2031. 

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