State of Manufacturing in MN: Enterprise MN Event

State of Manufacturing offers product entrepreneurs information, networking and food, for free.  This is the second year this Meetup group has made their survey release into a joint meeting.  Please register at Enterprise Minnesota Event Registration (free).

What is the State of Manufacturing®?
For the sixth year in a row, Enterprise Minnesota and its key strategic partners are releasing the results of an in-depth, statistically significant survey of the perceptions and opinions of over 400 Minnesota manufacturing executives. The 

survey is accompanied by up to 15 focus groups, comprised of executives, managers, and thought leaders revealing their thoughts on the economy and other major issues impacting their ability to do business.

Why does Enterprise Minnesota conduct the survey?
First introduced in 2009, The State of Manufacturing® is a statistically meaningful survey of manufacturing executives that provides the industry, and stakeholders of manufacturing, a comprehensive view of their perceptions and opinions about the issues, challenges, and opportunities that manufacturers face in doing business in Minnesota.  

The results of the survey have become the go-to resource for state and federal policy makers, economic development officials, business leaders, and educators looking to better understand how manufacturers feel about our current business landscape.

Who conducts the survey?
The State of Manufacturing® survey is conducted by the Alexandria, VA-based polling firm Public Opinion Strategies, the same firm that conducts the NBC/Wall Street Journal polls.

When will the results be released?
Enterprise Minnesota will release the results of The State of Manufacturing® survey on Thursday, May 8 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
This important event is open to manufacturers and everyone connected to the manufacturing industry including educators, elected officials, economic development professionals, granting agencies and members of the media. The event will feature a presentation by the pollster, Rob Autry, partner, Public Opinion Strategies, and a manufacturing panel discussion of the survey issues.
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Who will be participating in your manufacturing panel discussion?
These are our confirmed manufacturing panel participants…

Laura Ekholm, Owner


L&M Radiator

       Steven Rosenstone, Chancellor


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU)

Scott Peterson, Executive Vice President & Chief HR Officer


The Schwan Food Company

Katie Clark Sieben, Commissioner


Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) 

Tom Renk, President


Alliant Castings Metal Technologies 


Will there be State of Manufacturing release events in Greater Minnesota?
Yes. Following the release event on May 8, Enterprise Minnesota will be holding State of Manufacturing® events in cities throughout the state to share the findings of the survey. The schedule for these events will be announced soon. 

Where may I find the survey results?
Enterprise Minnesota will publish a book of results including topline data, selected crosstabs, full analysis, chapters from sponsors, and almanac data. Results will also be also available online at
http://www.enterpriseminnesota.org/state-of-manufacturing/ and the pollster will author a feature article on the results in the May 2014 issue of Enterprise Minnesota® magazine.

Is Enterprise Minnesota’s President & CEO Bob Kill available for press interviews?
Yes. Please contact Chris Morse, Enterprise Minnesota, Public Relations Manager, at[masked] or call[masked] for further details.

Who are Enterprise Minnesota’s key strategic partners involved with the State of Manufacturing®?
The State of Manufacturing® survey is made possible through the support of our seven statewide sponsors. These sponsors are: Baker TillyBMO Harris BankDoherty Staffing Solutions,Granite Equity PartnersGray Plant MootyMarsh & McLennan Agency, and MRA/Trusight.

Tell me more about the role of Enterprise Minnesota.
Enterprise Minnesota is a consulting organization that helps manufacturing companies become operationally efficient and well positioned to grow profitably. The organization provides services that help manufacturers save time and energy, improve productivity, increase sales, improve profits, as well as create and retain jobs. Visit our About Us page to learn more

Minneapolis Convention Center


2nd Floor, Rooms 200A-J


1301 2nd Ave S.


Minneapolis, MN 55403


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