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Manufacturing remains strong in Greater Mankato. In addition to being our region’s largest industry sector, the area’s manufacturing might is also powered by industry diversification. There are also specific industry clusters that can benefit manufactures on the supply side. Throughout the past several years, primary economy goods producers have continued to build and expand in Greater Mankato.
South Central MN Manufacturing Fast Facts:
- Manufacturing was the largest employment sector in South Central Minnesota, as of second quarter 2010
- The average weekly wages in manufacturing were 13.9 percent higher than average weekly wages for all industries in South Central Minnesota ($786, compared to $690)
- Total job vacancies in the region were down 21.6 percent over the year during second quarter 2010, and 45.7 percent since second quarter 2007
Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership
Greater Mankato Growth is a proud member of the Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership (MMMP). The vision of the MMMP is to be a regional global leader in manufacturing of medical technology that works to meet the world's changing needs. Minnesota is one of the world's largest medical device clusters. Leading innovation, along with top medical technology companies drive this industry sector in the region. The MMMP region contains a rich ecosystem of talented professionals and academics, resulting in numerous start-ups that spur the local economy. Read more about the MMMP
When Minnesota companies buy goods and supplies that were made in the state, it helps the economy and keeps Minnesota dollars at home. That's why the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is creating the Made in Minnesota directory of products manufactured in the state. The goal is to encourage Minnesota manufacturers to buy products and supplies from each other, rather than from out-of-state firms or foreign companies.
To gather data on manufacturers interested in being listed in the directory, DEED has designed a brief Online Survey. Participation is critical to develop the most current and comprehensive directory possible. Information provided through the survey will be available to the public on DEED's website. Direct inquiries to Magda Olson 651. 259.7183
Research & Reports
To about the statewide research project that included hundreds of phone surveys and several focus groups with manufacturing executives across the state click here.
2013 State of Manufacturing Survey Report
2012 State of Manufacturing Survey Report
2011 State of Manufacturing Survey Report
Provides consulting and business services, sponsors training and professional development events, and publishes magazines and newsletters that combine strategic advice with technology to meet company quality, productivity and profitability goals.
This online IRS resource provides manufacturing specific tax tips, suggestions on how to avoid problems, trends and statistics and much more!
Helps Minnesota businesses develop and implement industry-tailored solutions that prevent pollution at the source, maximize efficient use of resources, and reduce energy use and cost to improve public health and the environment.
Provides free, confidential, non-regulatory, environmental assistance to small businesses.
Offers business development services to help companies expand or relocate in Minnesota, find and train employees, promote international trade and finance business expansions.
Focuses on increasing the pool of technically educated graduates and certified employees to assist innovative manufacturers, particularly related to automation and renewable and recyclable resources.
Licenses and Permits
The associations below offer industry specific resources, networking opportunities, workforce initiatives, and much more.