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Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Cleveland State University, Jack Russell Associates, Inc. This study documents the role of manufacturing in Pennsylvania and analyzes the forces shaping the future of the industry. (Team PA Foundation, March 2004). Four goals drove the study: 1) Document the past and present importance of manufacturing to the Pennsylvania economy, 2) analyze the forces that will shape the possible futures of manufacturing in the state, 3) assess the economic impact and return on investment of the Industrial Resources Centers, and 4) identify actions to help achieve a dynamic and prosperous future for manufacturing.