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To say that times are good for Minnesota manufacturers would be an understatement. According to the tenth annual State of Manufacturing®. Manufacturers have almost a surreally high level of optimism with expectations of record revenues, record profitability, record-level of investment in their companies, and increased wages. The sobering counterweight to this enthusiasm is the anticipated workforce shortage.

“This year’s survey is as much about revealing questions as it is uncovering answers. The ability of Minnesota’s manufacturers to weather the looming workforce crisis – and come out stronger – will depend on how well they prepare for its challenges rather than react to them. Comprehensive strategic planning, automation and technology, deliberate training and recruitment programs, along with community collaborations will be more important than ever. ”  

- Bob Kill, Enterprise Minnesota president and CEO 

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2018 State of Manufacturing press release

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"The State of Manufacturing 2018: Hazard Ahead?"
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