Manufacturing Week Observed

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Manufacturing Week Observed

Last week was declared “Manufacturing Week” in South Dakota by Governor Dennis Daugaard. The Governor issued a statement about the importance of manufacturing in the state.  “At the end of 2012, South Dakota was home to 1,112 manufacturing businesses that provided 41,175 jobs, 10 percent of the state’s workforce. The average wage of those 41,175 jobs is $42176, and the majority of those jobs offer health insurance and other benefits. The total payroll for manufacturing jobs is $1.7 billion, and nearly all of that money goes into the state’s economy. The total output from South Dakota manufacturers in 2012 was $4 billion.” At an event honoring manufacturing (in Yankton) Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels said they need to talk about the image of those jobs…

Michels says manufacturing works well with the state’s largest industry, agriculture

Michels says the state is working with manufacturers on their most critical need, which is trained workers…


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