Colorado’s rating in manufacturing and logistics barely makes a passing grade.

According to the recent “Manufacturing Scorecard 2019” report from the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University, our state gets a grade of “D” for manufacturing industry health — a rating that remains unchanged from 2018.

Perhaps that’s not much of a surprise. Colorado is known for exporting scenery and experiences, but products that can be produced much more costeffectively in locations with lower costs of living and ease of logistics, not so much.



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