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Survey show MN manufacturers concerned about worker shortage

Owatonna People's Press – Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Manufacturers across the state are optimistic about their immediate future, according to the results of the annual State of Manufacturing survey conducted by Enterprise Minnesota, but that optimism is clouded by a “crisis” that looms in its future — the workforce force crisis.

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Manufacturers Meet to Talk Solutions to Challenges the Industry Faces

KEYC-TV Mankato – Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Manufacturers from around the region came together in Owatonna Tuesday to talk about solutions to challenges they face.

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Recent survey of manufacturing indicates impending workforce shortage

Redwood Falls Gazette – Thursday, May 31, 2018

When it comes to the future of manufacturing those in the industry are confident their companies can grow. The problem is finding the people to fill the jobs that can allow that growth to occur.

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Manufacturing is about people, not machines

Owatonna People's Press – Wednesday, May 30, 2018

On the whole, Minnesota’s manufacturing industry is booming. Enterprise Minnesota, a consulting organization that works with small and mid-sized manufacturers, recently released its 10th annual State of Manufacturing survey and found that in southern Minnesota, more than half of us who responded are planning to expand our organizations in 2018.

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Among Minnesota’s manufacturers, optimism and opportunity

Pioneer Press – Sunday, May 27, 2018

When it comes to describing the “State of Manufacturing” in Minnesota, superlatives set the tone.

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Optimism grows among Minnesota manufacturers

Duluth News Tribune – Thursday, May 24, 2018

The state of manufacturing is strong. A full 93 percent of Minnesota manufacturers are financially confident about the future, which is just a hair off last year's high-water mark of 94 percent, according to a recently released survey by Enterprise Minnesota.

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Area manufacturers optimistic for growth but labor shortage a factor

West Central Tribune – Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Never has the optimism for future economic growth been greater than what the executives of manufacturing companies expressed this year in the 10th annual survey conducted for Enterprise Minnesota.

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Minnesota Manufacturers Face Potential Labor Shortage

U.S. News and World Report – Friday, May 18, 2018

An annual manufacturing survey by a Minnesota industry organization shows the state's sector may face labor shortages.

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The state of Minnesota's manufacturing is good

St. Cloud Times – Friday, May 18, 2018

Manufacturers ... expect record revenues, record profitability, to invest in their company at a record level, and to increase wages.

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Minnesota manufacturers face potential labor shortage

Associated Press (AP) – Friday, May 18, 2018

Enterprise Minnesota’s survey says manufacturers are concerned about finding enough workers to fill positions as baby boomers retire and job availability increases.

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