According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, manufacturing is the largest private-sector contributor to the state’s GDP. Direct and spin-off employment accounts for close to one-third of all jobs statewide.
Advanced Manufacturing Sectors Within our Service Area Include:
Fabricated Metal Products
Plastics & Rubber Products
A regional coalition aimed at building on our competitive advantages as one of the world’s largest medical device manufacturing clusters. The MMMP is part of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program, an initiative designed to encourage investment in federally designated communities. IMCP communities are designated based on their comprehensive economic development strategies for attracting global manufacturer and supply chain investments. The MMMP represents a 23-county area in Minnesota, which includes portions of 12 of Great River Energy’s member co-ops.
On its journey to become the No. 1 applied HVAC manufacturer in North America, Daikin Applied recently announced its proposal to expand production capabilities with a new state-of-the-art, built-to-order manufacturing facility in southern Minnesota, north of Faribault. Daikin selected Minnesota to host the $40 million project...Read More
Manufacturing is critical to a vibrant economy. It helps fuel innovation — for every $1 spent in manufacturing another $1.89 is added to the economy, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. East Central Energy (ECE) understands the value of supporting manufacturing. That’s why the cooperative...Read More