Manufacturing boost: 'Made in the USA' is back

8:58 AM, Apr 25, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - The economy may still be struggling when it comes to creating new jobs, but step back and you'll see a little bright spot.

"What we're seeing is an increase in jobs in the manufacturing sector," Gary Fedder, director of the Institute of Complex Engineered Systems, said. "It's a modest increase over the last three years."

Fedder says these are not the "dull, dirty and dangerous" jobs once associated with the industry. Many of these new jobs require specialized college degrees.

"Colorado has an educated workforce that needs to get even smarter," he said. "We need folks who have what is called a "STEM" background."

That background includes science, technology, engineering and math.

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