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Building a Future
Central Minnesota manufacturers are eager to grow. Here’s how they are working to develop a well-stocked pool of job applicants.
Metal Services, Advanced Coil celebrate ISO certification
No matter what size the company, manufacturers know that process matters.
Vital Connections on Air: Manufacturing in Minnesota
We continue our exploration of Minnesota's economy and its workforce in this episode as we meet Bob Kill. Bob is the president and CEO of Enterprise Minnesota, a consulting organization that helps manufacturing companies become more efficient and grow.
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.