One of the state’s largest industries, manufacturing represents over 11 percent of the state’s total employment. Each year Minnesota Business magazine honors the industry’s best leaders and companies with a prestigious awards event and a much-read feature article spotlighting all the finalists. A celebratory event was held in Minneapolis on Sept. 24.
When we add it up, manufacturing provides more than 292,000 jobs and contributes $37 billion to the state’s economy, according to the Department of Employment and Economic Development. Simply put, manufacturing makes a difference. That’s why we’ve scoured the state for the best and the brightest manufacturers as part of our 2015 Manufacturing Awards.