EconomyWritten by Shara Enay On 22 June 2011

Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research recently released its 2011 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, which grades all 50 states in several areas of the economy that underlie the success of manufacturing and logistics.

Here’s how Hawaii scored:

Manufacturing: F

Logistics: F

Human Capital: C

Benefit Costs: B

Global Reach: F

Productivity/Innovation: C-

Tax Climate: B

Diversification: C-

Venture Capital: C-

Center Director Michael Hicks says manufacturing production will almost certainly have a record year in 2011 and again in 2012, but employment nationwide will vary across the nation. States that emerge from the recession with a solid fiscal climate will have a greater chance of outperforming those with uncertain balance sheets, he adds.

To see the full report, visit:

http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CentersandInstitutes/BBR/CurrentStudiesandPublications

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Shara Enay

Shara Enay is a writer for Hawaii Business magazine. She is a graduate of Kaimuki High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, traveling and watching UH sports.

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