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Small manufacturers pack big punch

Alexandria Echo Press – Thursday, April 20, 2017

Smaller manufacturers play a vital role in West Central Minnesota where they invariably serve as the economic backbone of local communities.

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Small manufacturers 'make' northwest Minnesota

Grand Forks Herald – Friday, April 14, 2017

Nearly 10,000 people in northwestern Minnesota work in manufacturing, accounting for 17 percent of all private sector jobs in the region.

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Manufacturers brainstorm on workforce development

Brainerd Dispatch – Friday, April 14, 2017

With one-third of Minnesota manufacturers expressing concern with workforce attraction and retention in a recent survey, lakes area employers gathered Thursday to learn more about leadership development within their organizations.

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Small manufacturers are vital to West Central Minnesota's economy

Detroit Lakes Tribune – Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Manufacturing in West Central Minnesota pays an average wage that is 18% percent higher than the average wage for all industries in the region.

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Manufacturing makes its mark in Minnesota

St. Cloud Times – Saturday, April 8, 2017

Smaller manufacturers play a vital role in Central Minnesota where they invariably serve as the economic backbone of local communities.

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Small manufacturers are vital to Southeast Minnesota's economy

Rochester Post-Bulletin – Wednesday, April 5, 2017

We encourage elected officials, economic developers, educators and others to learn more about the incredible breadth of innovative products and parts made by manufacturers in your communities.

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Small manufacturers are vital to Southern Minnesota’s economy

Winona Daily News – Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wages in manufacturing make up 23 percent of all private sector wages paid in Southern Minnesota.

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Small manufacturers are essential to central Minnesota's economy

Brainerd Dispatch – Saturday, April 1, 2017

According to Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development more than 8,000 manufacturing companies make their corporate homes in Minnesota and only 22 of them employ more than 1,000 people. More than half employ fewer than 20 people.

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Small manufacturers are vital to Southern Minnesota’s economy

Owatonna People's Press – Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nearly 60,000 people in Southern Minnesota work in manufacturing, accounting for 20 percent of all private sector jobs in the region. Each manufacturing job supports 1.9 jobs in other sectors of the economy, like jobs in sales, marketing, shipping, professional services, printing, etc.

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Small manufacturers are the backbone of Southwest Minnesota’s economy

Hutchinson Leader – Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Smaller manufacturers play a vital role in Southwest Minnesota where they invariably serve as the economic backbone of local communities.

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