State of Manufacturing®

The comprehensive annual survey of Minnesota’s manufacturing economy.

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We’re in-person for 2021!

Please join us for Enterprise Minnesota’s 13th annual State of Manufacturing® survey release event from 3:00-7:00 p.m., November 10th at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest.

This event is always an excellent opportunity to celebrate Minnesota’s manufacturing industry with hundreds of your fellow manufacturers and all who work in support of the industry.

Our pollster, Rob Autry, founder of Meeting Street Insights in Charleston, South Carolina, will share his analysis of how manufacturers are responding to the challenges and opportunities in this post-COVID economy.

This year’s panel will consist of Enterprise Minnesota consultants who will reflect on the issues and share their insights on this year’s survey. Led by President and CEO Bob Kill, they will discuss what successful manufacturers are doing to navigate current challenges.

Participate in a focus group

Manufacturing executives are invited to participate in one of our confidential focus groups that provides context and insight to the trends our survey reveals. Focus group sessions are happening throughout September 2021.

Register for a 2021 State of Manufacturing focus group

View State of Manufacturing® survey results

For over a decade, the State of Manufacturing® survey has provided an in-depth look at the trends driving Minnesota’s manufacturing economy.

Historical survey result data and analysis can be found on our Past Results page.

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Thank you to our 2021 Platinum Sponsors

Bob Kill, president & CEO of Enterprise Minnesota is available for comment and interview regarding the State of Manufacturing® survey. If you would like to schedule an interview, please contact Robert Lodge (

The State of Manufacturing survey is made possible through the support of our generous partners. If you are interested in being a part of the State of Manufacturing survey, please contact us.

The State of Manufacturing survey is conducted by Meeting Street Insights and is underwritten by Enterprise Minnesota.

Complete survey data, focus group transcripts and analysis can be found on our Research Page.

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