Local manufacturers face potential supply chain disruptions and work slowdowns amid the coronavirus outbreak, though the impact so far has been tempered. And at least one local company is seeing a boom in demand for its ventilators.
This is important because the manufacturing sector is a haven of high-wage jobs. Statewide, jobs in this sector pay an average annual salary of $61,735, which is higher than the Orlando average annual salary of $44,900, according to a 2019 study from Florida TaxWatch. In Orange County, there are 33,000 local workers employed in the sector. Read more here.