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Daily Journal
     October 31, 2019      #12-304 KDJ

County ahead of manufacturing curve 

By David Giuliani,

KANKAKEE — Kankakee County is ahead of the rest of the country when it comes to manufacturing employment.

Tim Nugent, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County, said Wednesday local manufacturing employment makes up 15.3 percent of the local workforce, compared with the national average of 11.6 percent.

The average manufacturing job in Kankakee County pays nearly $85,000, Nugent said.

“This is a big deal for our area,” he said at the annual State of the County ...

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