Producing Greater Levels of Productivity, High-Value Exports and Higher-Income Jobs

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:

Medical Devices

Fabricated Metal Products

Food Production

Plastics & Rubber Products


MINNESOTA MEDICAL MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIP (MMMP)

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. 


MINNESOTA RESOURCES FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS:


The Advanced Manufacturing Education (AME) Alliance


The 360˚ Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence


Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP)


Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence


The Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (MnAMP)


Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)


Enterprise Minnesota


Greater Metropolitan Area Foreign Trade Zone Commission


The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

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Nearly 200 colleges and universities call Minnesota home.