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Information and resources about the Midwest Manufacturing Project.

Midwest Manufacturing Project

Mission Statement

The Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago examined the state and prospects for the region's manufacturing industries, and the implications for the region's economy. The Midwest Manufacturing Project examined the region's manufacturing activity through a series of studies and conferences bringing together world class researchers, policy makers, and manufacturing practioners.


Conference summaries and links to papers and presenters are available including a final report dated February 2005.

Research Topics

Manufacturing Prospects and Midwest Public Policy

April 27, 2004

Geography of Auto Production-Will Detroit Continue to be the Industry's Hub?

November 3, 2003

Is Midwest Manufacturing at a Crossroads?

September 30, 2003