Shifting Gears is a yearlong, multi-platform project from The California Report. On public radio, and right here online, we're exploring how California's manufacturing industry -- and the people in it -- are adapting to a changing industry and economy.
It may surprise you to learn California has more manufacturing jobs than any other state in the country, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increasingly though, operations are closing or moving out of California. We're finding ourselves having to reinvent the way we manufacture -- and develop new markets with new products.
No matter where you are in this state, no matter what you do for a living, you care about the health of this industry.
This is a series looking for ways to get the rubber to meet the road.
Be sure to read Rachael's welcome message for a little more on what this is all about.