With state unemployment levels at their lowest in years, finding a quality candidate harder than ever. Here's how employment experts are doubling down their efforts to find promising prospects. Read More
Could There Be A New Tax On Automation In Manufacturing?
While human-level artificial intelligence is still a long way off, the increased use of robots to automate manufacturing processes has become the norm. Increasingly, manufacturing companies of all sizes have become roboticized in the pursuits of time and money savings. Read More
Logic PD has been awarded up to $675,000 in grants from the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI)
Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and design and engineering company Logic PD has been awarded up to $675,000 in grants from the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI) to launch a new registered apprenticeship program at its advanced manufacturing worksite in Eden Prairie. Read More

The robots are here. Read More
While presenting at the February 12th Gears & Gadgets meeting, King Banaian, dean of St. Cloud State University, reflected on the state of manufacturing in 2017 and shared insights for 2018.
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As Minnesota's gross domestic product grows, more and more manufacturing companies are looking for guidance in how to protect themselves without impeding innovation. Late last year, Minnesota Business convened a panel of experts to address those issues. Read More
The backyard shed of Jackson Jones’ Mankato home is the creative center of Primate Longboards, a new skateboard company, that makes handcrafted wooden boards with original decorative designs. Read More
Long before probiotics became a household name, Sita Dash, PhD, a New American entrepreneur, began groundbreaking work on manufacturing a robust probiotic strain in 1979. He completed his doctorate at South Dakota State University in 1973 and served as director of South Dakota’s Food and Drug Administration. Read More
Information and technology has not always had the same focus as new manufacturing technologies for Industrial Fabrication Services (IFS), a Minnesota manufacturing company. That is, until IFS saw that investing in IT could improve the way they served their customers, and remain a strong competitor in the custom metal fabrication market place. Read More