Contrary to popular belief, manufacturing in the United States isn’t dead.

In Colorado, manufacturing saw modest growth in 2017 and is expected to keep growing this year, says the Colorado Business Economic Outlook 2018, produced by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. That growth, the report says, is “against the backdrop of a surging national sector.”

“Consumers today want more locally made products, they want more locally inspired brands, and at least today, growth in those industries is offsetting losses in manufacturing that are from automation and technology,”┬áBart Taylor, founder and publisher of CompanyWeek said.

Read more about the growth of manufacturing in Colorado here!