Industry Composition and Growth
The charts presented below mark changes in the industry composition of Allen County, employment patterns at the JSMC, and the income generated by industry. Location quotients comparing industry employment in Allen County to the State of Ohio and United States, as well as projected employment growth to 2020 are presented.
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Asset Inventory Industry Composition and Growth
Industry Employment by Age
- Age distribution varies widely by industry.
- Younger workers tend to be more highly concentrated in service-based industries whereas older workers are more highly concentrated in production-based sectors.
- Sectors such as construction, manufacturing, and utilities are most likely to experience workforce retention issues due to aging workers.
Projected Industry Employment Growth 2010-2020
- Regional employment growth of 8.5 percent is slightly above state average.
- Most significant growth projected in health care and social assistance, professional and business services, and transportation and warehousing.
- Lagging industries, such as manufacturing and utilities have significant workforce replacement needs.
Industry Income Growth 2003-2013
- Manufacturing output dominates the regional economy.
- Most significant income growth has occurred in the health care and social assistance sector.
- Government income has steadily declined over the decade.
Location Quotient by Industry Sector
- Any industry with a location quotient over 1 denotes a significant concentration.
- Health care and social assistance and manufacturing have the most prominent concentrations.
- Location quotients are strongly correlated with industry employment and income growth.