Look at the average salaries for manufacturing jobs, and it’s easy to see why states are eager to bring in more of them. In virtually every state, these jobs pay $20,000 to $30,000 more a year than other sectors. Two manufacturing categories show up in the top three of almost all states: food and beverage, and tobacco products. That’s everything from the GooGoo Clusters they’ve been making in Nashville since 1912, the flour milled at King Arthur’s Flour in Vermont, that little beverage company in Atlanta—Coca-Cola—and all of the meatpacking and processing. The other top category: chemicals, which are manufactured in every state, and include pharmaceuticals, soaps, adhesives, resins and the ingredients for plastic products.