Pharmaceuticals and Medicine

Pharmaceuticals and Medicine Manufacturing Employment

Why track pharmaceuticals and medicine manufacturing?

Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing represents one of the most competitive industries in the border region. The U.S.-Mexico Border States in particular are effective at taking advantage of production sharing capacities in Mexico, and in building trans-border industry clusters. The dynamics of Arizona’s employment in this industry sector provides a measure of Arizona’s capacity to build and sustain this important driver of its export economy.

What is measured?

Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing includes employment identified as Industry Group 3254 in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). This sector encompasses establishments engaged in manufacturing biological and medical products, as well as variety of pharmaceutical products intended for internal and external products such as tablets, capsule, and ointments.