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Graphic Communications is the United States' most geographically dispersed manufacturing industry and is a major force in the economy of every state.

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You can go virtually anywhere in the country and get a job working in Graphic Communications. The top ten leading states in total number of Graphic Communications employees are California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Michigan.

Graphic Communications and imaging is one of the few industries that run an annual trade surplus. (International Trade Administration) Almost all printing that is consumed in the United States is produced in the United States, and the industry exports billions of dollars of products to other countries. In fact, the United States printing industry is projected to remain a strong domestic-based manufacturing industry for the foreseeable future.

Industry Figures
  • There are 36,870 printing establishments in the United States.
  • Printing is the second largest manufacturing industry in the United States with regard to number of establishments.
  • Over 1,000,000 people are employed in the United States printing industry.
  • Annual printing shipments in the United States total $174.4 billion.