As with many cities located in the rust belt, Mansfield has experienced a strong decline in the manufacturing base. The remaining manufacturers include Newman Technology Incorporated, AK Steel, Therm-O-Disc, Hyundai Ideal Electric Company, The Carousel Works, Crane Plumbing and the Gorman-Rupp Company.
The economy has become more service oriented, with healthcare and education becoming more important to the economy. The healthcare sector includes the city's largest employer, MedCentral Health System. The city also includes jobs at three prominent food companies, Isaly Dairy Company, Stewart's Drive-In and Jones Potato Chip Company.
Mansfield's top employment segments include healthcare, education, transportation equipment, accommodation and food services, metal and metal products, manufacturing and the government. Production, transportation and material moving occupations (24% of the jobs). Sales and office occupations (22% of the jobs). Management, Professional and related occupations (22% of the workforce).
Details about Mansfield, Ohio: 2008 cost of living index: 78.0 (U.S. average is 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher - 14%. Average salary in 2009 - $26,000.
The major job providers situated in Mansfield Ohio:
- MedCentral Health System
- Therm-O-Disc, Incorporated
- Newman Technology, Inc
- Gorman-Rupp Company
- Stoneridge, Inc
- AK Steel Corporation
- United States Postal Service
- Jay Industries, Inc
- Richland County
- AK Mansfield
- Shilo Corporation
- Outsource Partners Inc
- Walmart Stores, Inc
- Richland Newhope Industries
- Adena Corporation
- Ohio Valley Manufacturing Inc
- DMP Mfg Inc
Organizations providing information and assistance to local companies include:
- Mansfield-Richland Area Chamber of Commerce
- Mansfield Business Connections
- Ohio Economic Development Association
- The Ohio Small Business Association
Information regarding the local business community is available at mansfieldnewsjournal.com.