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SD-Manufacturing, Logistics Scorecard

SD-Manufacturing, Logistics Scorecard

South Dakota gets average grades for manufacturing, logistics


News Release - June 18, 2018

MUNCIE, Indiana -- South Dakota earns average grades for manufacturing, logistics, says a new report from Ball State University.

South Dakota improved from "D" to "C-" in Diversification and "F" to "D" in Global Position. The state maintained the grade of "B" in Human Capital, Tax Climate, and Liability Gap and "C" in the Manufacturing and Logistics. South Dakota declined from "A" to "B+" in its Benefits Costs and "D+" to "D" in its Productivity and Innovation grades

South Dakota experienced an improvement in non-durable exports per capita and re-exports per capita between 2016 and 2017 and two-year manufacturing exports growth between 2015 and 2017, said the 2018  Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card from the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and Conexus Indiana.

“U.S. manufacturing and logistics are in a remarkable period of expansion,” said CBER Director Michael Hicks, George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business Research.

The report, released at the Conexus Indiana breakfast event co-hosted with the Indianapolis Business Journal titled, “Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics: Indiana’s Innovation Economy – Exploring Transportation Megatrends, features an annual scorecard comparison of advanced manufacturing and logistics health among U.S. states.

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card was written by Hicks and Srikant Devaraj, CBER’s research assistant professor.

The reports can be downloaded from the CBER website at http://conexus.cberdata.org/



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