The State of Manufacturing is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota’s manufacturers. It will reveal their perceptions and opinions on the economy and other major issues impacting business. Come and hear this year’s survey results and honor the contributions of our region’s manufacturers to our economy.
If you’re looking for a career in a growing industry that pays more and requires less time in school, then manufacturing might be a good fit. That’s the message of local leaders in the industry who are working to recruit young employees and students for careers in manufacturing, a field that provides employment to nearly half a million Minnesotans.
A 2015 report by the Manufacturing Institute states nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled over the next decade and two million are expected to go unfilled due to a major lack of skilled candidates.