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experienced a slight loss in manufacturing jobs over the past 12 months, according to the 2007 Minnesota
Manufacturers Register, an industrial guide published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
), Evanston, IL. MNI
) reports Minnesota
lost 2,283 industrial jobs since October 2005, a moderate loss and slight improvement over the 4,045 jobs MNI
lost in the 12 months prior.
Manufacturers’ News reports Minnesota
is now home to 11,297 plants employing 522,390 workers. MNI
’s survey profiles both large and small Minnesota
manufacturers, including start-up companies with just a few employees.
“Our statistics show Minnesota
lost 4.6% of its manufacturing jobs following the downturn of 2001,”said Tom Dubin, President of MNI
, “This year’s half percent loss may signify better days ahead for the North Star State. Minnesota
remains a leader in the food products industry and continues to meet the demand in exports from America’s heartland.”MNI
’s regional study shows Minnesota
ranks 13th in the nation and 6th in the Midwest by number of manufacturing jobs and accounts for 10% of the Midwest’s industrial employment.
Among top US manufacturing cities, Minneapolis ranks fifth in the Midwest and 11th in the US with 70,477 factory jobs, according to MNI
statistics. Chicago ranks 1st in the Midwest with 136,742 manufacturing jobs Cincinnati, Indiana
polis and Cleveland rank 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. St. Paul accounts for 50,749 manufacturing jobs, ranking it 11th in the Midwest. MNI
reports Minneapolis/St. Paul account for a combined 121,226 manufacturing jobs, ranking the area second in the ten-state Midwest region and 5th in the nation for industrial employment.
According to the 2007 Register, Minneapolis’s largest employer is General Mills, Inc. with 3,200 workers. Other major Minneapolis employers include Fastentech, Inc. with 1,600 employees, Bae Systems with 1,400 workers and Honeywell International, employer of 1,400. MNI
reports commercial printing is Minnesota
’s largest industry by employment accounting for 27,927 jobs. Plastic products ranks second with 22,295 jobs while third-ranked surgical and medical instrument represent 17,428 jobs.
Detailed profiles of Minnesota
’s 11,297 companies can be found in the 2007 Minnesota
Manufacturers Register, available in print for $134 and on CD-ROM from $151. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), names and titles of 30,832 key executives, product(s) manufactured, annual sales, number of employees, and more. Visitors to http://www.mnileads.com
may generate custom company selections using thirteen different criteria, including area or zip code, county, SIC, sales volume, number of employees, and more. Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
, 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.