Manufacturing in Niagara

An interesting series from the Niagara Workforce Planning Board on the decline in Manufacturing. Parts One and Two are probably of the most interest – Three and Four delve off into the silly-season side of economics, but still and all, an interesting read.

Part One: http://www.niagaraworkforce.ca/?p=779
Part Two: http://www.niagaraworkforce.ca/?p=791
Part Three: http://www.niagaraworkforce.ca/?p=844
Part Four: http://www.niagaraworkforce.ca/?p=856

Interesting side note – the point is made that the loss of manufacturing in Ontario has coincided with an increase in manufacturing in Alberta, but no reasons were examined for why this has happened. I bring it up, only because there was a segment of the population that told me during the campaign that Provincial policies had nothing to do with where jobs located. I’d be interested to see what sort of correlation or causation actually exists between provincial policy in Canada and manufacturing gains or losses over the last 40 years.