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Manufacturers Ramping Up: Local companies scramble to hire more people

Mankato Free Press – Saturday, September 9, 2017

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.

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'We have a job match-maker problem'

Rochester Post-Bulletin – Thursday, September 7, 2017

While most consider health care to be the heart of the southeast Minnesota economy, local business leaders were reminded Thursday that manufacturing is "the lifeblood."

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Editorial: Honoring work and investments in opportunity

Pioneer Press – Sunday, September 3, 2017

Manufacturers provided more than 169,000 jobs in the seven-county metro area in 2016 with an average salary of $74,000, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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More Minnesota factories convincing employees to work past 65

Star Tribune – Monday, July 17, 2017

Worker shortages drive employers to take creative approaches to retirement. 

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State creates scholarships for students at Minnesota technical colleges

MinnPost – Wednesday, June 21, 2017

When it comes to jobs in Minnesota, one particular issue seems to be on everyone’s lips: the shortage of skilled workers across different industries in the state.

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Minnesota manufacturing: Growth year projected

Brainerd Dispatch – Monday, June 19, 2017

Manufacturing is on an upward trend in Minnesota. There were 319,000 manufacturing jobs in Minnesota as of last week, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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Making it: Manufacturers confident about future of industry

Grand Forks Herald – Friday, June 16, 2017

Manufacturing is on an upward trend both in North Dakota and Minnesota, and regional companies say they are confident the sector has a bright future.

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Identifying the State of Manufacturing

Hibbing Daily Tribune – Sunday, June 11, 2017

Enterprise Minnesota discussed the results of The State of Manufacturing 2017 survey in front of representatives from more than a dozen manufacturers from the northeast region Thursday at Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing in Hibbing

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Southwest Minnesota manufacturers growing, but not finding enough workers

Worthington Daily Globe – Saturday, June 10, 2017

The survey, conducted by Enterprise Minnesota, collected responses from 400 manufacturing executives from across the state. It found that 83 percent of Southwest Minnesota manufacturers said it was difficult to attract workers, and 57 percent reported it was their biggest challenge.

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Minnesota’s manufacturers share optimism for the future

Hutchinson Leader – Thursday, June 8, 2017

The results are clear, business is looking up. Minnesota’s manufacturing executives nearly unanimously — 94 percent — report they are confident about the financial future of their companies.

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