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      Working for Jobs in Chaska

      Posted on October 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      Governor Dayton observes how a heart catheter is inserted into a chamber of the heart

      Governor Dayton observes how a heart catheter is inserted into a chamber of the heart. 

      Today, Governor Dayton continued “Working for Minnesota Jobs,” hosting a roundtable discussion with medical technology innovators from across Minnesota. The event took place at Lake Region Medical – a medical device manufacturer headquartered in Chaska. 

      Governor Dayton observed a Menthis Cath Lab simulator demonstration, which utilizes real case studies to help Lake Region Medical develop and improve product technology and performance to meet patient and physician needs. Afterwards, sixteen business and research leaders in the emerging medical device field joined Governor Dayton for a medical technology roundtable discussion.

      There are currently 585 medical device companies in Minnesota. There are roughly 29,351 Minnesota workers in this industry with 16,061 employed in the manufacturing of medical devices totaling $1.21 billion in annual wages. 

      Working for Minnesota Jobs

      Continuing his strong commitment to job creation and economic prosperity, Governor Dayton has been traveling statewide to identify opportunities and barriers to economic growth in key sectors of Minnesota’s economy. Over the last several weeks, the Governor has hosted roundtable discussions in Willmar, Austin, Worthington, and the Iron Range. The Governor has met directly with business owners, workers, and local leaders to seek input on what measures should be taken in the legislative session to enhance Minnesota’s economic competitiveness, stimulate private sector job growth, and open new doors of employment opportunity for Minnesota workers.