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EVANSTON, IL—North Dakota
’s industrial employment rose 2.5% over the past 12 months, according to the 2007 North Dakota
Manufacturers Register, an industrial guide published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
), Evanston, IL. MNI
reports North Dakota
has gained 873 jobs since May of 2005, ranking it 1st in the Mountain Plains states by job increases over 1 year.North Dakota
is now home to 1,293 manufacturing companies employing 36,418 workers, reports the Register. MNI
’s survey profiles both large and small North Dakota
manufacturers, including start-up companies with just a few employees.
has defied the national trend by adding manufacturing jobs over the past few years,” said Tom Dubin, President of MNI
. “The state’s unemployment rate is much lower than the national average, and it helps to have industries such as agriculture and mining that can’t easily be outsourced.”
Fargo remains North Dakota
’s industrial leader with 192 companies listed in the 2007 edition. Fargo accounts for 9,456 jobs or 26% of the state’s manufacturers. Bismark ranks second with 112 companies and 3,244 jobs.
According to the 2007 Register, North Dakota
’s top industrial sector is industrial machinery and equipment, which accounts for 213 companies or 16% of the state’s industrial plants. The state’s largest sectors by employment are farm machinery, construction machinery, and newspapers. These industries represent 6,941 jobs, or 19% of North Dakota
’s manufacturing employment
Detailed information on all of North Dakota
’s 1,293 companies can be found in the 2007 North Dakota
Manufacturers Register, available in print for $67. The 176-page Register provides an in-depth company profile of up to 30 facts, including addresses, phone/fax numbers, web/email addresses, product(s) manufactured, names and titles of key executives, area of distribution, annual sales, number of employees, brand names, year established and more. MNI
’s North Dakota
data is also available on CD-ROM for $76 to $216. Users may select manufacturing companies using thirteen different criteria, including area or zip code, county, SIC, sales volume, number of employees, title and more. This information can be downloaded at www.mnileads.com
.Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
, Evanston, Illinois
, publisher of manufacturers’ directories since 1912, compiles and distributes manufacturing guides, statistics and databases for all 50 states. For more information, contact Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
, 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL, 60201, 847-864-7000, FAX 847-332-1100. www.manufacturersnews.com