Official DaySigned October 7, 2016 by Jeff Cox, Presiding Commissioner
WHEREAS, Missouri manufacturers produce everything from automobiles to aircraft parts to food products to furniture, chemicals and electrical equipment including products sold directly to consumers and parts of other manufactured goods; and
WHEREAS, the nearly 6,000 manufacturing companies in Missouri make a critical contribution of $36.28 billion or 13.1 percent of the Total Gross State Product; and
WHEREAS, manufacturing companies directly account for 260,700 Missouri jobs or 9.4% of the state’s nonfarm payroll; and
WHEREAS, these jobs provide an annual compensation of $67, 407, which is significantly higher than the state’s average wage; and
WHEREAS, manufacturing jobs enable Missouri families to realize the dreams of owning a home, educating children and enjoying a secure retirement; and
WHEREAS, manufactures pay millions of dollars annually to support public education, law enforcement, emergency preparedness, public works and other essential services.
NOW, THEREFORE, Cass County does hereby proclaim October 7, 2016 as Manufacturing Day in Cass County. And, I commend Missouri Enterprise and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership for the valuable technical and business assistance that they provide to our small- and medium-sized manufacturers.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of October, in the year two thousand and sixteen and I encourage all Missourians to show their support for our manufacturers by purchasing products made in Missouri and America.