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Wednesday
Dec292010

Houston the Top US Manufacturing City, Detroit Falls in Rank

Photo Courtesy -- Getty Images(EVANSTON, Ill.) – Manufacturers' News Inc. has released a list of the top U.S. cities based on the number of manufacturing jobs in each city at the end of 2010.

Houston made the top of the list with 228,226 jobs in manufacturing. Other cities in Texas – Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin – also made the top 50.

Rounding out the top three were New York with 139,127 jobs and Chicago with 108,692.

The overall number of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., however, has declined 8.4 percent since 2008, according to MNI. One of the hardest-hit cities has been Detroit, which fell from 29th place in 2008 to 45th this year.

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