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

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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:

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Fabricated Metal Products

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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. 


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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As Minnesota's second-largest electric wholesale supplier, Great River Energy generates and transmits electricity to 28 distribution cooperatives serving more than 665,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers.