JUPITER, Fla. (TheStreet) -- Manufacturing growth in the Midwest and some regions of California can pay off big over the next several years for local banks and their investors.
In a report released late on Sunday KBW analyst Fred Cannon named 10 regional banks that "should be able to produce outsized loan and deposit growth over time," from the resurgence in manufacturing activity.
While there has been a very significant decline in U.S. manufacturing employment since 2007, the last two years have seen strong growth in manufacturing jobs, mainly in the Midwest, as the auto industry has recovered.
There are 1.9 million fewer workers employed by U.S. manufacturers than there were at the end of 2007, according to KBW. However, over the past two years, seven states have seen double-digit growth in manufacturing employment, including Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Georgia and Washington.Manufacturing growth "tends to have high multiplier effects as increases in incomes to those with manufacturing jobs drive increased demand for housing and other consumer goods," according to Cannon, who also wrote that that "this manufacturing renaissance in the former rust belt is being driven by a resurgence in the U.S. auto industry and by low energy prices stimulated by the drive toward energy independence." The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday said that, on a seasonally adjusted basis, 236,000 nonfarm jobs were created in the Unites States during February. Of that total, 14,000 were in manufacturing, and 48,000 were in various construction industries. Regional economies see "large benefits" from manufacturing expansion, "because growth in the production of manufacturing products tends to be driven by demand outside a regional economy, so manufacturing and other 'export', oriented jobs stimulate the natural economic growth that occurs in a region's service sector based on demand internal to a region," according to Cannon. Cannon noted that "the state data we reviewed can mask sub-state regions where manufacturing is expanding," including California's Bay Area. KBW's research team highlighted seven Midwest banks that the firm's analysts see benefiting from the manufacturing recovery, along with three California names.
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