Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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Favorable demographic changes will benefit the industry, with demand for wheelchairs growing in light of a greater need among older baby boomers. While input costs will remain high, they will not shift as drastically as in the previous five-year period. Nevertheless, healthcare reform may negatively affect public healthcare spending and put an excise tax on wheelchairs, adversely affecting firms.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Wheelchair manufacturers are located throughout the country, but they are mainly concentrated in states known for other medical technology industries, including medical device manufacturing, microelectronics and biotechnology. Other factors that affect geographic distribution include proximity to complimentary industries, location of customers, location of suppliers, the traditional development of various industry segments and location and accessibility of highly skilled labor.
The Wheelchair Manufacturing industry is concentrated in the West. This region accounts for about 24.0% of industry establishments and more than a quarter of total revenue. Within this region, much industry activity is located in California; the state is home to about 20.0% of total establishments... purchase to read more