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Is there really a stigma against blue collar jobs in Minnesota? It’s complicated

MinnPost – Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Students are often attracted to jobs in construction, manufacturing and other trades by the positives such as high salaries, the prospect of lower debt and the promise of working with their hands.

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Manufacturers talk strategic planning

Le Sueur News-Herald – Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Only about half of manufacturers have a written strategic plan, a hallmark of a successful firm.

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Profits boom as workforce crisis looms, survey finds

Hutchinson Leader – Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Manufacturers have a high level of optimism when it comes to revenues, profitability, level of investment in their companies, and wages.

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Recruiting Workers

KIMT-TV Rochester – Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Manufacturers across Southeast Minnesota are learning how they're doing, and how to improve.

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Bemidji Business Community Meets Up To Discuss The State Of Manufacturing

Lakeland Public Television – Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Survey: Minnesota companies worry about attracting talent; BHS Career Academies can help, officials say

Bemidji Pioneer – Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Minnesota manufacturers are confident about the future, but according to a survey presented Wednesday in Bemidji, concerns over the workforce remain.

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Manufacturers are optimistic about their future, but workforce shortages are still a concern

St. Cloud Times – Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Enterprise Minnesota President and CEO Bob Kill presented the findings of his organization's Tenth Annual State of Manufacturing survey at St. Cloud Technical & Community College Tuesday. 

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Apprenticeships and two-year degrees are calling -- is anyone listening?

Duluth News Tribune – Saturday, June 9, 2018

For decades, the beating drum of career guidance has led many young people down one path: Four-year degree. Office job. Four-year degree. Office job.

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Current state of manufacturing brings optimism to Iron Range business

CBS3 Duluth – Wednesday, June 6, 2018

To say that times are good for Minnesota manufacturers would be an understatement, according to the 2018 State of Manufacturing Survey.

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Manufacturers concerned for child care

KMRS/KKOK - Morris – Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Of greater concern to rural Minnesota manufacturers than their metro counterparts is the lack of daycare options for employees.

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