Made In Minnesota -- Manufactured in Redwood County

Fast Facts about Manufacturing in Redwood County!

made in minnesotaIn the last 10 years, from 2006-2016, manufacturing in Redwood County has done remarkably well, growing 35.6% compared to just .036 growth for total employment in the county. In contrast manufacturing employment declined statewide by -8.2%.   Of the additional 281 manufacturing jobs in Redwood County, some of this growth is contributed to a reporting change in food manufacturing, growing from just 8 jobs in 2006 to 138 by 2016, a 1,625% increase.   Wood product manufacturing has also grown in recent years from 215 jobs in 2014 to 247 in 2016, a 15% increase.  Fabricated metal manufacturing grew from 13 to 43 jobs from 2006-2016, a 171% increase compared to a -3.2% growth rate statewide.

Wages in manufacturing averaged $41,808 in 2016, a 1.5% increase from a year prior, but much lower than the $63,752 statewide average. Average annual wages for all industries in Redwood County averaged $35,204 in 2016.   In the last year, from 2015-2016 manufacturers added 28 jobs, a 2.7% increasing, outpacing the 2.2% increase for all employers in the County. 16.2% of all jobs in the County are in manufacturing compared to 11.3% statewide!

Our industry clusters include:

  • Wood Product Manufacturing
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Electronic Signboard Manufacturing
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Farm Machinery & Equipment Manufacturing
  • Medical Equipment & Supplies Manufacturing

Here is a summary of our Industry Cluster in Redwood County:

Table 14. Redwood County Industry Employment Statistics, 2016

Redwood Co. 2016 Annual Data       2011-2016   2015-2016  
NAICS Industry Title Number of Firms Number of Jobs Total Payroll ($1,000s) Avg. Annual Wage Change in Jobs Percent Change Change in Jobs Percent Change
Total, All Industries 529 6,614 $232,916 $35,216 267 4.2% 140 2.2%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fish & Hunt #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
Mining #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
Construction 68 300 $12,432 $41,441 -27 -8.3% -7 -2.3%
Manufacturing 38 1,070 $44,865 $41,930 234 28.0% 28 2.7%
Utilities 5 26 $1,940 $74,623 1 4.0% -1 -3.7%
Wholesale Trade 41 445 $24,761 $55,644 76 20.6% -4 -0.9%
Retail Trade 55 708 $16,121 $22,769 -28 -3.8% 8 1.1%
Transportation & Warehousing 40 258 $8,615 $33,392 41 18.9% 52 25.2%
Information 7 54 $1,713 $31,720 13 32.8% 14 35.0%
Finance & Insurance 33 289 $17,767 $61,478 58 25.1% 3 1.0%
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 11 31 $721 $23,244 9 40.9% -1 -3.1%
Professional & Technical Services 24 86 $3,313 $38,528 -39 -31.2% 1 1.2%
Management of Companies #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
Admin. Support & Waste Mgmt. Svcs. 11 65 $3,556 $54,711 #N/A #N/A 0 0.0%
Educational Services 10 557 $13,770 $24,737 33 6.2% 51 10.0%
Health Care & Social Assistance 37 907 $22,809 $25,157 -54 -5.7% -22 -2.4%
Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 11 47 $621 $13,203 -1 -2.1% 4 9.3%
Accommodation & Food Services 33 977 $21,741 $22,253 -66 -6.3% -50 -4.9%
Other Services 48 148 $3,247 $21,937 27 22.3% 0 0.0%
Public Administration 34 561 $19,239 $34,294 113 25.2% 98 21.2%

 

*Link to Complete Report


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The State of Manufacturing in Minnesota 2016 results  -- from Enterprise Minnesota

Redwood County Industry Employment Statistics, 2016
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The Importance of Manufacturing in Redwood County
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Made In Minnesota --- MN Manufacturers Supply Chain Database

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"Living in the Cities for four years made me appreciate the kind of lifestyle the rural area has to offer.  It is a wonderful place to raise a family, and people are not too busy to wave when passing by or just stop to visit.  I felt a strong desire to bring a form of quality of healthcare back to this area."

Dr. Kyle Pankonin, Lamberton

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