Thanks to everyone that took the time to complete our annual State of Local Manufacturing survey earlier this year. The time you took to contribute towards this project helps to uplift the entire sector. So from all of us at SFMade, thank you!
We completely overhauled the survey to make it easier and faster to complete. The average time it took manufacturers like you to fill it out: 8 minutes.
There was some good news, some bad news, and a couple of surprises.
The Good News: Job growth (+10%)
The Bad News: Only 56.5% of the companies we serve are profitable. So we’re going to shift some of our focus to helping you get to, maintain, and increase profitability.
We took our time sifting through the data and you can find our findings here:
We hope you find it useful (ie: Are the starting wages you’re offering competitive? Is your rent market rate for your neighborhood?).
We hope you will be a part of the 2023 survey. Keep an eye out for an invitation in early February, 2024.