The top industry in the PA Six region with over 18,000 people employed in the industry.
The region is known as the Powdered Metal Capital of the World serving businesses and industries throughout the nation and the world.
The strength of the manufacturing industry in PA SIX is increasingly focused on advanced additive, high-tech and digital strategies to meet the demands of modern businesses and consumers.
The Advanced Manufacturing (AM) cluster is made up of mostly durable goods manufacturing but also includes wholesalers, and some retailers such as car dealers. Other industry clusters contain segments of manufacturing within them, while the AM cluster is focused around its four sub-clusters:
- Chemicals, Rubber & Plastics (AM- CRP)
- Electronics (AM-E)
- Metals (AM-M)
- Vehicles & Vehicle Equipment (AM-VVE)