Manufacturing Week Highlights Critical Role Industry Plays in State’s Economy
1 Oct 2020
Agralite, Arrowhead, BENCO, Brown, Connexus, Light and Power, Crow Wing, Dakota, East Central, Federated, Goodhue, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Lake Country, Lake Region, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Minnesota Valley, Nobles, North Itasca, Redwood, Runestone, South Central, Stearns Electric, Steele, Todd, Wright Hennepin
Manufacturing, which has long played a key role in the state's economy, is even more important now as Minnesota focuses on revitalizing our economy and rebounding from the impacts of COVID-19. As the state's second-largest industry, manufacturing added $52.7 billion to Minnesota's economy last year.
Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed Oct. 1-7 as Minnesota Manufacturing Week. During the week – and throughout the month – manufacturers are opening their doors to virtual tours by the public as a way of attracting new workers and students who are considering careers in manufacturing.