|By comparison, the UK average is 8.4 per cent of a city's population.
Plymouth is ranked 18th out of the UK's 64 largest cities for
manufacturing and PMG says the area's own sector is worth over £700
million. However, as reported by westernmorningnews.co.uk, this has recently been revised to reflect a value of £718 million.
Bristol's manufacturing sector is flourishing too, yet only weighs in
at £645 million, while the industry is worth £644 million to the
economy of Cornwall.
Steve Gerry, secretary of the PMG, believes manufacturing is enjoying
something of a renaissance and wants youngsters to pursue career in the
industry - telling plymouthherald.co.uk: "At long last as a
nation we've woken up to realising how important making things is to our
economy and perhaps no more so than here in Plymouth.
"It's a great sector to work for and something to be immensely proud of."