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Unformatted text preview: in 2011. Companies such as Vestas, SMA America,
and Abound Solar have increased their workforce
numbers with the expansions of their facilities.
The subsectors will also benefit from the recent
announcement by GE PrimeStar Solar that it will
open a solar panel manufacturing plant in Aurora.
The GE plant will be the largest in the United
States and is expected to create almost 400 new
jobs. The machinery manufacturing and electrical
equipment and appliances subsectors added about
900 jobs in 2011, bolstered by an increased presence of renewable energy equipment manufacturing. Growth will decline modestly in 2012 due to
overall economic uncertainty, with employment
in the subsector falling by roughly 200 jobs, to an
average of 12,200 positions.
Employment in furniture and related products
manufacturing contracted by about 300 jobs in
2011. This mature, cyclical subsector is highly
dependent on housing starts, population, and
income growth. The subsector also faces challenges
from increasing furniture imports. However, Colorado is home to smaller-scale furniture producers
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.
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