Phoenix ranks near the top in manufacturing and high-tech
The Phoenix area ranks No. 16 in manufacturing jobs , according to a Brookings Institution study which focused on the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. Phoenix also is No. 7 in “very high-tech” jobs. Thirty percent of the area’s manufacturing jobs involve computers and electronics, with 15 percent in the aerospace industry.
Tucson is No. 76 in manufacturing jobs, with 64 percent of its jobs being very high-tech, primarily from aerospace.