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2017 Indiana Manufacturing Survey: Employers Are Upgrading for Growth

State of Hoosier Manufacturing

2017 Survey Results

The results from the 2017 Indiana Manufacturing Survey: Upgrading for Growth reveal that with ready capital and an appetite for expansion, Indiana manufacturers are poised to invest in a strategy that will fuel growth and help them address the ongoing workforce shortage: automation.

Katz, Sapper & Miller and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business conduct the annual Indiana Manufacturing Survey, now in its 11th year, in partnership with the Indiana Manufacturers Association and Conexus Indiana. Respondents to this year’s survey reflect views from rural to urban Indiana communities, and industries ranging from industrial equipment, automotive, aerospace/defense, packaging, high-tech, and healthcare.

Designed to provide insights into management choices made by manufacturing companies across Indiana, the annual survey offers a better understanding of current market trends and best practices in the following categories:

  • Economic and Financial Performance Metrics
  • Regulatory Concerns
  • Business Strategies and Modernization
  • Workforce Issues


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2022 Indiana
Manufacturing Survey

The results are in from the 2022 Indiana Manufacturing Survey. Learn how Hoosier manufacturers are responding to high supply chain costs, recruitment and retention, and more.

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