Strong, versatile and innovative, Minnesota's manufacturing sector is the backbone of the state's economy.
From high-tech electronics to high-end food products, our manufacturers produce a wide variety of goods that are known the world over for their high quality.
It is impossible to overstate the importance of our manufacturing sector. Manufacturers in Minnesota have a rippled effect in the state's economy. According to 2010 data:
From the small company with few employees to the multinational corporation with thousands of employees worldwide, our manufacturers enjoy a remarkable level of success in regional, national and international levels:
In this competitive economy, Minnesota has proved to be the place to educate and retain workers for manufacturing industries.
Select the links below to use our Compare Minnesota data tool to see how we stack-up with other states and how Minneapolis-St. Paul compare with major metropolitan areas in key economic indicators.