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Amid worker shortage, DEED prioritizes investment in employment training programs
A recent survey conducted by Enterprise Minnesota found that nearly 70 percent of manufacturing executives said that attracting and retaining employees remains their biggest business challenge.
Winona company uses state grant money to improve organization
Winona legislators toured Midwest Metal Products Inc. on Thursday morning, along with representatives of Enterprise Minnesota.
University of St. Thomas ratchets up its entrepreneurship programs on campus
Bob Kill, president and CEO of Enterprise Minnesota, likes the idea of students getting more hands-on experience in becoming entrepreneurs.
Look to 1987 for inspiration in guiding a 'One Minnesota' policy framework
As the forerunner to Enterprise Minnesota, a consulting organization helping Minnesota manufacturers become operationally efficient and profitable, the Greater Minnesota Corporation (GMC) represented a novel effort toward cross-sector collaboration among university, private enterprise, and others through investment in applied research and product development across Minnesota.
Growing manufacturers are trying to interest more high school students in careers
Hundreds of the nearly 8,000 Minnesota manufacturers opened their doors this month to high school students thinking about careers making things.
In D.C., efforts to champion alternatives to four-year degrees slow to gain traction
Traditional college degrees don't always fit with the job market, but efforts to champion alternatives face skepticism.
Mindful of manufacturing
How students, parents and adults in general view manufacturing is changing for the better, as word spreads about the careers available, wages earned, and the settings in which employees work.
The future of Greater Minnesota's economy is already here — and it looks a lot like Montevideo
In the entryway of Chandler Industries, just north of downtown Montevideo, a framed newspaper clipping from the local newspaper, the Montevideo American-News, hangs on the wall. Yellowed by the years, it announces the company’s 1969 expansion in this southwest Minnesota town of 5,300.
Park Industries sees CMMA tour as investment in tomorrow's workforce
A report issued in May by Enterprise Minnesota said 75 percent of outstate Minnesota manufacturing executives found it difficult to attract qualified employees, due primarily to a skills gap and lack of applicants and interest.
Manufacturers Ramping Up: Local companies scramble to hire more people
Area manufacturers are in growth mode, although ongoing worker shortages are making them work harder to attract the people they need and causing them to worry a bit about the future.