Manufacturing jobs grew by a greater percentage in Charleston over the course of 2010 and 2011 than any other large metropolitan area in the country.

That’s according to a report, “Locating American Manufacturing: Trends in the Geography of Production,” published this month by the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C. think tank.

One of the study’s authors, Tim Krueger, and Charleston Regional Development Alliance President and CEO David Ginn attributed the exceptional increase to the Boeing final assembly plant and the auto industry here in the Lowcountry.

The national average manufacturing job growth rate during that two-year period was just 2.7 percent.

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