Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry has contended with staunch competition from manufacturers abroad. Furthermore, with the onset of the recession, industry revenue declined as consumers and businesses became more concerned about their finances. Offsetting the recessionary slump, communication equipment manufacturers will benefit from a surge in demand as the economy recovers and consumer sentiment rises, increasing demand from downstream industries. However, imports are expected to increase and will to threaten domestic manufacturers, which are expected to lose market share in both domestic and foreign markets... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry is home to an estimated 845 establishments. These establishments are located near key input manufacturing facilities, large supplies of skilled labor and headquarters of major industry companies.
The West has the largest share of establishments, accounting for about 33.1% of the total. The majority of these manufacturers are located in California, which accounts for 26.8% of total industry manufacturers. This is due to the number of top-tier engineering schools located in California and the resulting supply of highly qualified labor. Additionally, major player Cisco is headquartered in San Jose, California... purchase to read more