Made In Minnesota -- Manufactured in Redwood County
Fast Facts about Manufacturing in Redwood County!
In 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|
|Transportation & Warehousing||40||258||$8,615||$33,392||41||18.9%||52||25.2%|
|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%|
|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%|
Redwood County Industry Employment Statistics, 2016
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The Importance of Manufacturing in Redwood County
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Spotlight Your Business in the Redwood Area!
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