Heartbeats (and eats) of an Economy

In honor of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Workforce Summit/81st Annual Meeting being held October 2017 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, we want to provide attendees and other potential visitors with some essential local knowledge and a few insights related to Coeur d’Alene’s economy.

Future Jobs of the Past

“High-skill job groups are projected to continue pacing occupational growth as groups requiring the most education and training are estimated to grow faster than average”

Prime Expansion Locations for Automobile Manufacturers

Over the past five years, transportation equipment manufacturers have experienced some of the fastest employment growth within the manufacturing sector. Employment for these manufacturers in the United States grew an annual average 2.6% over the five years ending with the second quarter of 2017 compared with an annual average 1.7% for the total manufacturing sector. Within transportation equipment, employment grew the fastest for manufacturers that produced motor vehicles (+4.8%), motor vehicle bodies and trailers (+4.8%), and motor vehicle parts (+4.7%).