The State of Manufacturing® 2017 - Southern Minnesota

Register for this event.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Steele County History Center
1700 Austin Road
Owatonna, MN 55060

The State of Manufacturing 2017 - Owatonna, Minnesota

What to expect
The State of Manufacturing® is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota's manufacturers. The survey reveals the perceptions and opinions of over 400 Minnesota manufacturing executives on the economy and other major issues impacting their businesses.

This is a premier occasion celebrating manufacturing industry and is open to manufacturers and everyone connected to the manufacturing industry including educators, elected officials, economic development professionals, granting agencies, and members of the media.

Enterprise Minnesota Partner: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

This event will feature:

  • A briefing of the 2017 results
  • A manufacturing panel discussion moderated by Tim Penny, president, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and Bob Kill, president and CEO, Enterprise Minnesota
  • Networking opportunities and refreshments  

Panel Members
Harmony Enterprises
Steve Cremer
Harmony Enterprises - President - Harmony
Region Nine Development Commission
Nicole Griensewic Mickelson
Region Nine Development Commission - Executive Director - Mankato
PlastiCert Inc.
Craig Porter
PlastiCert Inc. - Owner and President - Lewiston
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Natalie Siderius
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) - SE MN Business Development Representative - St. Paul
Journey to Growth
John Wade
Journey to Growth - Chair - Rochester
Bill Wright
Viracon - Vice President of U.S. Operations - Owatonna
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Tim Penny
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation - President - Owatonna

Platinum Sponsors

Bremer Bank
Granite Equity Partners
Gray Plant Mooty
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Gold Sponsors

Blandin Foundation
Central Package and Display

Silver Sponsors