After several years of employment losses, industrial jobs in Delaware grew nearly 1 percent in the past year as it now has 749 manufacturers employing 38,895 workers, according to the 2013 Delaware Manufacturers Register, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News Inc. in Evanston, Ill. 

This marks a gain of 290 industrial jobs between June 2011 and June 2012.

"Delaware continues to see its manufacturing sector improve," says Tom Dubin, president of MNI. "The state's business friendly environment and central location along the Atlantic Coast have been a draw for a variety of enterprises."

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