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The big concern for Minnesota manufacturers: a lack of workers

MinnPost – Friday, May 26, 2017

Though manufacturing executives across the state are optimistic about the financial future of their companies and project revenue growth, they’re struggling to attract qualified workers to help them get there.

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Editorial: Optimism and opportunity among Minnesota’s manufacturers

Pioneer Press – Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The state of manufacturing in Minnesota? Optimistic. The good news in a recent report matters for all of us — and those we rely on for the family-supporting jobs that are essential to a thriving, diverse economy.

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2017 State Of Manufacturing Highlights Trends And Challenges

Lakeland Public Television – Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Minnesota manufacturers express record optimism in new survey

Duluth News Tribune – Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Manufacturing executives from across Minnesota showed a record level of optimism in Enterprise Minnesota's recently released ninth edition of its State of Manufacturing survey.

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Minnesota manufacturers express record optimism in new survey

Fargo-Moorhead Forum – Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Survey responses show that 94 percent of manufacturers in Minnesota feel confident about the future of their companies.

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Optimism abound for Minnesota manufacturers

Bemidji Pioneer – Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Enterprise Minnesota has released the ninth edition of its State of Manufacturing survey and officials say this one appears to be its best yet.

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Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge

West Central Tribune – Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Minnesota's manufacturing sector continues to express confidence in its economic prospects.

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MN manufacturers optimistic for the future

Marshall Independent – Monday, May 22, 2017

Manufacturers across Minnesota are feeling good — very good — about their business prospects, a recently released survey said.

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Employers seek skilled hands, minds

Star Tribune – Sunday, May 21, 2017

Enterprise Minnesota’s annual manufacturing survey recently found record confidence in the economy, but it also found a growing concern about filling jobs.

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Industry Survey Finds Companies Optimistic

Fergus Falls Daily Journal – Thursday, May 18, 2017

Each year since 2008, Enterprise Minnesota conducts phone surveys of roughly 400-500 businesses statewide (some 5 percent of the 7400 manufacturers in Minnesota).

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