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MN manufacturers ‘surreally’ optimistic in new survey
Minnesota’s worker shortage has been a top concern for years among Greater Minnesota manufacturers workforce squeeze is hitting their peers in the metro area as well.
Minnesota manufacturers' profits soar, but a labor shortage looms
Enterprise Minnesota's State of Manufacturing survey identified hiring and retention as firms' top challenge.
Community should be proud of manufacturing industry
Manufacturers need skilled people who can operate million-dollar pieces of equipment and expertly handle computer programs that control machinery.
Buying spree continues for quiet parent of Liberty Paper
Tucked on a side street, behind a restaurant just off Interstate 394 in Golden Valley, sits a nondescript boxy building that spans several blocks.
Clearing up misconceptions of manufacturing
Manufacturing isn’t a dying industry. It provides challenging and varied careers, good wages and is the second-largest share of Minnesota’s GDP
My View: Community can be proud of manufacturing industry
I recently participated in a focus group of manufacturers held at South Central College as part of the 10th annual State of Manufacturing survey conducted by Enterprise Minnesota, a consulting organization that works with small and mid-sized manufacturers.
Peer councils assist manufacturers in Mankato area.
EDITORIAL: A valentine to small businesses
Without small businesses providing jobs and an economic punch, Douglas County wouldn't be the growing, healthy and multifaceted region it is today.
Enterprise Minnesota peer council supports manufacturing CEOs
When Tracy Humann took over as CEO of Telamco in 2013, she knew little about manufacturing. She understood how to run a business from her 20 years as the director of a Montessori preschool. But making membrane switches and keypads was more the domain of her father, Phil Telander, who founded the Lonsdale company in 1968.
How Minnesota’s manufacturing executives feel about the year ahead
Manufacturing executives in Minnesota are optimistic about their revenue prospects in 2018, but they’re also concerned about a workforce shortage that remains a major hurdle for industries across the country.