As reported in the Central Penn Business Journal Daily on Monday, April 17, 2017, an independent study credits the Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center program with the creation and retention of 5,943 manufacturing jobs across the state in 2016.
Commonly dubbed the IRC program, the initiative has seven centers across Pennsylvania, including MANTEC in York County.
MANTEC is a private, nonprofit consulting firm that helps manufacturers grow and innovate.
The impact of MANTEC and other IRC centers on the commonwealth's labor market and economy was assessed by the Fors Marsh Group, a research firm in Arlington, VA.
In addition to job seeing creation and retention, Fors Marsh found that companies participating in IRC programs across the state saw $775.1 million of additional revenue, invested $174.4 million in modernization or expansion within Pennsylvania and realized $61.8 million in operating cost savings.