"Manufacturing plays a large role in our economy. To highlight this contribution, the Census Bureau has released an infographic focusing on manufacturing employment, cost of materials, value of shipments and exports. Part of the “How Do We Know?” series, this infographic helps celebrate Manufacturing Day (Oct. 5) and highlights key Census Bureau data programs that track manufacturing. Tracking manufacturing has gotten easier than ever with the release of the Census Bureau's mobile app America's Economy, which helps users keep current on economic indicators from the Census Bureau and other agencies. The app can be downloaded for both iPhone and Android devices."