Michigan gains thousands of new manufacturing jobs

State outpaced 2nd place Texas by more than 50 percent

By Jason Laverty - Producer
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DETROIT - Michigan leads the country in new manufacturing job creation, according to a report by the National Association of Manufacturers. 

Michigan had a net gain of 88,100 from December 2009 to March 2013 and outpaced that of second place Texas by more 30,000 new workers.

The news comes on the heels of Michigan ranking fourth in the nation for major new corporate facilities and expansions in 2012, highlighting the state's capital investments and job creation.

Michigan is the 8th-most competitive state for achieving success in job creation and economic development in 2012, according to Site Selection Magazine, up from 16th in 2011.

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