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Southwest Minnesota: Health Care Profile

July 25, 2018

Category: Labor

Southwest Minnesota: Health Care Profile

According to DEED’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data, the 23-county Southwest Minnesota region was home to 1,113 health care and social assistance establishments providing 31,227 jobs in the third quarter of 2017. The sector accounted for 17.7 percent of total employment in the region, making it the second largest in the region, just behind manufacturing (32,579 jobs) but well ahead of retail trade (20,293 jobs). Statewide, 17.1 percent of jobs are in health care and social assistance, meaning health care is slightly more concentrated in Southwest Minnesota.

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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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