Learn what is being produced in your backyard.
October 5-7, 2023
Why Manufacturing is Important in our Region
This event is similar to a “Parade of Homes” and is FREE to students, job seekers, and the general public. Manufacturers across the region open their doors to showcase their facilities, products, machines, and the variety of opportunities in their in-demand and high paying profession.
The manufacturing industry is a significant contributor to the South Central Minnesota regional economy. According to DEED’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data, the 9-county South Central Region (region 9) was home to 338 manufacturing establishments providing 29,005 jobs on average in 2019. That was 5.9 percent of total manufacturing employment in the state. Manufacturing accounted for 17.9 percent of the total employment, making it the largest industry sector in the region. In order to celebrate what the manufacturing sector brings to our region; we showcase our manufacturers in the annual South Central Tour of Manufacturing each October.