Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor have issued a resolution declaring October 2017 as Manufacturing Month throughout Ohio, encouraging all Ohioans to participate in the statewide events taking place in October to celebrate the importance of manufacturing in Ohio. 10/1/2017
WHEREAS, manufacturing has been one of the principal economic drivers of the economy of the state of Ohio since the late 1800s, and Ohio is the third largest state in manufacturing, producing over $100 billion in manufactured goods annually; and
WHEREAS, Ohio is a leader in the production of primary and fabricated metals, machinery, electronic products, transportation equipment, food and beverages, as well as rubber and plastics; and Ohio leads in American aircraft engine production with 16 percent of the total U.S. employment located in Ohio; and
WHEREAS, hundreds of thousands of Ohioans are currently employed in manufacturing careers, nearly 13 percent of Ohio’s total employment; and manufacturing is a leading sector in rural counties, employing over 20 percent of the local labor force; and
WHEREAS,various manufacturing industry leaders have developed a series of activities in October to highlight their industry to students, potential employees and the general public, from plant tours and career workshops to a live interactive telecast being made available to high schools and middle schools statewide.
NOW, THEREFORE, We, John R. Kasich and Mary Taylor, Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Ohio, do hereby recognize October 2017 as
throughout Ohio and encourage all Ohioans to participate in the statewide events taking place in October to celebrate the importance of manufacturing in Ohio.