Idaho Manufacturing Month – Governor Proclamation

The Office of the Governor Proclamation

WHEREAS, Idaho manufacturers are critical to Idaho’s economic growth, providing jobs for skilled workers and making significatn contributions to our national, state and local economies; and

WHEREAS, workforce training and education are critical tools that support manufacturers across the country who are struggling to find skilled workers; and

WHEREAS, Idaho manufacturing is the third-largest employment sector; and

WHEREAS, Idaho manufacturing contributed an estimated $88.5 billion to state GDP in 2020; and

WHEREAS, manufacturing employs approximately 10.7-percent of the workforce and accounts for 11.9-percent of the state GDP; and

WHEREAS, Idaho is home to more than 2,800 manufacturing businesses, employing more than 67,600 people; and

WHEREAS, Idaho manufacturing boasts an estimated average annual compensation $65,608 above the state average of $47,023; and

WHEREAS, it is important for Idaho to recognize the significance of a thriving manufacturing sector and its contribution to economic growth;

NOW THEREFORE, I, BRAD LITTLE, Governor of the State of Idaho do hereby proclaim October 2021 to be

Idaho Manufacturing Month

in Idaho, and I encourage all citizens to join in recognizing the significance and service the manufacturing industry provides to our state and local communities.