BREAKDOWN OF THE ECONOMIC /INDUSTRY/EMPLOYMENT SECTORS FOR GRAND RAPIDS , PHILADELPHIA, NEW ORLEANS , LA CROSSE, GREEN BAY AND MADISON

BREAKDOWN OF THE ECONOMIC /INDUSTRY/EMPLOYMENT SECTORS FOR GRAND RAPIDS , PHILADELPHIA, NEW ORLEANS , LA CROSSE, GREEN BAY AND MADISON

We have curated eight pieces of information, data, and/or statistics that reveal the breakdown of the economic/industry/employment sectors for each of the six cities of: One: Grand Rapids, Michigan; Two: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Three: New Orleans, Louisiana; Four: La Crosse, Wisconsin; Five: Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Six: Madison, Wisconsin. Where available, we included the types of businesses within those sectors. We also enhanced and brought over the relevant findings from the initial hour of research that was conducted on Knoxville, Tennessee, so all seven cities can be viewed in one cohesive report.

1. Knoxville, Tennessee

most common employment sectors

most common job groups

employment by major industry sectorSelected occupations

2. Grand Rapids, Michigan

most common employment sectors

most common job groups

employment by major industry sectorSelected occupations

3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

most common employment sectors

most common job groups

  • City-data asserts that Philadelphia is a city that “has evolved into a more diverse economy geared toward information and service-based businesses. Computer-based businesses, finance, telecommunications, insurance companies, and the printing and publishing industries are doing well. The biomedical field, encompassing hospitals, medical schools, pharmaceutical firms, research institutions, manufacturers of medical instruments and supplies, and medical publishing, is flourishing in Philadelphia. Education currently represents about 12 percent of city and 7 percent of suburban employment. Health services constitute about 18 percent of city jobs and 12 percent of those in the suburbs.”
  • A further breakdown of these economic sectors revealed that the “[i]tems and goods produced in Philadelphia are chemicals, pharmaceuticals, office and computing equipment, telecommunications from fiber optics to cellular technology, instruments, biomedical products, fabricated metal products, paper products, processed foods, clothing, petrochemicals, and machinery.”
  • The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics have broken down industries into these segments: One: Mining Logging, and Construction; Two: Manufacturing; Three: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; Four: Information; Five: Financial Activities; Six: Professional and Business Services; Seven: Education and Health Services; Eight: Leisure and Hospitality; Nine: Government.
  • This source provides a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area economic summary which was last updated on August 04, 2020. Everything is expressed in charts, graphs, and images. It illustrates what was revealed in the prior bullet point. Some images from that source can be viewed below.

employment by major industry sectorSelected occupations

4. New Orleans, Louisiana

most common employment sectors

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  • City-data asserts that New Orleans is a city where the “economy is dominated by four major sectors: oil/gas and related activities, tourism, the port and ship/boat building, and aerospace manufacturing. The presence of universities, hospitals, legal/accounting and other professional services, together with key installations of the U.S. Navy and other military operations in the region adds further to its diversified economic base. Some of New Orleans’s largest private employers are shipbuilding firms, where workers build and repair vessels for the U.S. Navy, merchant fleets and cruise ship lines. Martin Marietta, manufacturers of aerospace components for NASA space projects, uses a large work force at its New Orleans operations. In recent years the economy has diversified into such varied fields as health services, aerospace, and research and technology.”
  • A further breakdown of these economic sectors revealed that the “[i]tems and goods produced in New Orleans are ships, petrochemical products, food processing, stone, clay and glass products, printing and publishing.”
  • The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics have broken down industries into these segments: One: Mining Logging, and Construction; Two: Manufacturing; Three: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; Four: Information; Five: Financial Activities; Six: Professional and Business Services; Seven: Education and Health Services; Eight: Leisure and Hospitality; Nine: Government.
  • This source provides a New Orleans, Louisiana area economic summary which was last updated on September 03, 2020. Everything is expressed in charts, graphs, and images. It illustrates what was revealed in the prior bullet point. Some images from that source can be viewed below.

employment by major industry sectorSelected occupations

5. La Crosse, Wisconsin

most common employment sectors

most common job groups

  • Forbes asserts that La Crosse is a city where “educational institutions have recently led it toward becoming a regional technology and medical hub. La Crosse is home to three regional colleges and universities. These include the public University of Wisconsin–La Crosse and Western Technical College, as well as the Roman Catholic Viterbo University. The Health Science Center is a combined effort of all the La Crosse medical centers, universities and government agencies to advance students in the medical fields. La Crosse is the original home and international headquarters of several businesses, including, City Brewing Company (former Heileman Old Style brewery), Kwik Trip, a chain of gas and convenience stores, Logistics Health Incorporated, and Trane, an air conditioning company.”
  • According to LaCrosse County Economic Development, the city offers a strong manufacturing base, built upon top-notch transportation linkages and a quality workforce and is a healthcare mecca, anchored by two of the best institutions in the country. “It is a retail hub located between the large metropolitan areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul to the northwest and Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago to the southeast, and has a growing technology sector rooted in the quality of life of the region and the creativity that it fosters. It is also a tourism and entertainment destination, focused in arts, culture, and sports.”
  • The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics have broken down industries into these segments: One: Mining Logging, and Construction; Two: Manufacturing; Three: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; Four: Information; Five: Financial Activities; Six: Professional and Business Services; Seven: Education and Health Services; Eight: Leisure and Hospitality; Nine: Government.
  • “The Education & Health industry has the highest share of payroll (36.76%) and employment (30.47%). There is a strong contribution from both education and healthcare. LaCrosse is home to a University of Wisconsin System campus (UW-LaCrosse), a prominent private four-year institution (Viterbo University), and a Wisconsin Technical College System school (Western Technical College). Also, the Gunderson Health System has a strong presence in the county.”

2018 Employment and Wage Distribution by IndustryPort of La Crosse

6. Green Bay, Wisconsin

 most common employment sectors

most common job groups

  • City-data asserts that Green Bay is a city where the “economy is highly diversified. The majority of jobs in the area are service related in the industry sectors that are goods producing, trade, transportation, and utilities, manufacturing, and government. One of every five jobs in the county is in manufacturing, many of which are within or directly related to the paper industry. Growing industries in Green Bay are healthcare, insurance, and transportation. Tourism is growing, as well.”
  • A further breakdown of these economic sectors revealed that the “[i]tems and goods produced in Green Bay are tissue paper and paper products, cheese, food products, lumber, woodwork, paper mill machinery, paper boxes, clothing, steel furniture, auto parts, dairy products, gloves, fertilizers, foundry products, brick tile, sheet metal, awnings.”
  • The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics have broken down industries into these segments: One: Mining Logging, and Construction; Two: Manufacturing; Three: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; Four: Information; Five: Financial Activities; Six: Professional and Business Services; Seven: Education and Health Services; Eight: Leisure and Hospitality; Nine: Government.
  • This source provides a Green Bay, Wisconsin area economic summary which was last updated on September 03, 2020. Everything is expressed in charts, graphs, and images. It illustrates what was revealed in the prior bullet point. Some images from that source can be viewed below.

employment by major industry sectorSelected occupations

7. Madison, Wisconsin

most common employment sectors

 most common job groups

  • City-data asserts that Madison is a city where the “the principal economic sectors are manufacturing, services, and government. Meat packing and the production of agriculture and dairy equipment have long been established industries in the city; among other items produced by area manufacturing firms are hospital equipment, advanced instrumentation, storage batteries, and air circulating fixtures. The home offices of more than 30 insurance companies are located in Madison; included among them are American Family, CUNA Mutual Insurance Group, and General Casualty. The city is also the world headquarters of Rayovac Corporation, Promega Corporation, and Oscar Mayer. Government and education are major economic sectors; about one third of the area work force is employed in federal, state, and local government jobs, and the University of Wisconsin employs more than 36,000 workers. Madison is a banking and finance center, serving the metropolitan region with more than 120 banks, credit unions, and savings and loan institutions. Other service areas important to the local economy are health care and research and development.”
  • A further breakdown of these economic sectors revealed that the “[i]tems and goods produced in Madison are agricultural products, food packaging products, dry cell batteries, farm machinery, hospital equipment, optical instruments, lenses, fabricated structural steel.”
  • The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics have broken down industries into these segments: One: Mining Logging, and Construction; Two: Manufacturing; Three: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; Four: Information; Five: Financial Activities; Six: Professional and Business Services; Seven: Education and Health Services; Eight: Leisure and Hospitality; Nine: Government.
  • This source provides a Madison, Wisconsin area economic summary which was last updated on September 03, 2020. Everything is expressed in charts, graphs, and images. It illustrates what was revealed in the prior bullet point. Some images from that source can be viewed below.

employment by major industry sectorSelected occupations

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