The State of Manufacturing, now in its 10th year, is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota's manufacturers. The survey reveals the perceptions and opinions of over 400 Minnesota manufacturing executives on the economy and other major issues impacting their businesses.
This is a premier occasion celebrating southern Minnesota's manufacturing industry and is open to manufacturers and everyone connected to the industry including educators, elected officials, economic development professionals, granting agencies, and members of the media.
This event will feature:
A briefing of the 2018 survey results
A manufacturing panel discussion moderated by Bob Kill, president and CEO, Enterprise Minnesota, and Tim Penny, president and CEO of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Networking opportunities and refreshments
When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna MN 55060
Enterprise Minnesota is an ISO 9001:2008 certified consulting organization that helps manufacturing companies become operationally efficient and well positioned to grow profitably. Enterprise Minnesota also serves as the “voice” of Minnesota’s manufacturing industry and is at the center of an important and diverse coalition of interests that all support manufacturing. To learn more visit www.enterpriseminnesota.org
About Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), a donor-supported foundation, invests for economic growth in the 20 counties of south central and southeastern Minnesota. The Foundation has provided more than $106 million in grants, loans and programming within the region during the past 31 years. SMIF's key interests include early childhood, community and economic development. To learn more about our work and mission, visit www.smifoundation.org.