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MN manufacturers ‘surreally’ optimistic in new survey

Finance and Commerce – Thursday, May 17, 2018

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.

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Minnesota manufacturers' profits soar, but a labor shortage looms

Star Tribune – Thursday, May 17, 2018

Enterprise Minnesota's State of Manufacturing survey identified hiring and retention as firms' top challenge. 

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Community should be proud of manufacturing industry

Litchfield Independent Review – Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Manufacturers need skilled people who can operate million-dollar pieces of equipment and expertly handle computer programs that control machinery.

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Buying spree continues for quiet parent of Liberty Paper

Star Tribune – Friday, April 20, 2018

Tucked on a side street, behind a restaurant just off Interstate 394 in Golden Valley, sits a nondescript boxy building that spans several blocks.

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Clearing up misconceptions of manufacturing

Roseville - Little Canada Review – Monday, April 9, 2018

Manufacturing isn’t a dying industry. It provides challenging and varied careers, good wages and is the second-largest share of Minnesota’s GDP

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My View: Community can be proud of manufacturing industry

Mankato Free Press – Saturday, April 7, 2018

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.

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Enterprising Help

Minnesota Valley Business – Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Peer councils assist manufacturers in Mankato area.

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EDITORIAL: A valentine to small businesses

Alexandria Echo Press – Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Without small businesses providing jobs and an economic punch, Douglas County wouldn't be the growing, healthy and multifaceted region it is today.

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Enterprise Minnesota peer council supports manufacturing CEOs

Forge Steele County – Thursday, February 8, 2018

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.

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How Minnesota’s manufacturing executives feel about the year ahead

MinnPost – Friday, February 2, 2018

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.

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