By   Ian Stringer, Director, MTInsight

Map U.S. Markets is a free mapping tool available to all MTInsight subscribers that helps identify where concentrations of customer industries are located and whether those industries are growing or contracting within selectable geographic regions. 

The data set that powers this application is fairly robust, allowing us to visualize the concentration of manufacturing facilities for more than 3,000 U.S. counties across seven industry sectors and more than 200 detailed industry categories. We have just recently added manufacturing establishments for 2014, expanding the analysis period across 16 years of history.  

Map U.S. Markets makes quick work of all that data by allowing the user to spot trends and identify pockets of end-user market activity using plant openings and closings as an indicator for the health of the industry in a given area.  

To learn more about using this tool, contact Jackie McFarland, Sr. Industry Analyst, at jmcfarland@AMTonline.org or 703-827-5206. To subscribe to MTInsight, contact Aslan Moini at amoini@AMTonline.org or 703-827-5290.