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IQ Magazine - Initiative Foundation – Thursday, December 28, 2017

Central Minnesota manufacturers are eager to grow. Here’s how they are working to develop a well-stocked pool of job applicants.

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Metal Services, Advanced Coil celebrate ISO certification

Owatonna People's Press – Monday, December 4, 2017

No matter what size the company, manufacturers know that process matters.

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Vital Connections on Air: Manufacturing in Minnesota

University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality – Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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.

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Amid worker shortage, DEED prioritizes investment in employment training programs

MinnPost – Thursday, November 16, 2017

 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.

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Winona company uses state grant money to improve organization

Winona Daily News – Friday, November 3, 2017

Winona legislators toured Midwest Metal Products Inc. on Thursday morning, along with representatives of Enterprise Minnesota.

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University of St. Thomas ratchets up its entrepreneurship programs on campus

Star Tribune – Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bob Kill, president and CEO of Enterprise Minnesota, likes the idea of students getting more hands-on experience in becoming entrepreneurs. 

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Look to 1987 for inspiration in guiding a 'One Minnesota' policy framework

MinnPost – Friday, October 27, 2017

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.

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Growing manufacturers are trying to interest more high school students in careers

Star Tribune – Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hundreds of the nearly 8,000 Minnesota manufacturers opened their doors this month to high school students thinking about careers making things.

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In D.C., efforts to champion alternatives to four-year degrees slow to gain traction

Star Tribune – Sunday, October 15, 2017

Traditional college degrees don't always fit with the job market, but efforts to champion alternatives face skepticism.

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Mindful of manufacturing

Hutchinson Leader – Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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.

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