Shoreview Celebrates its Manufacturers
1 Oct 2021
Many global manufacturing companies produce goods using the latest technologies and plentiful raw materials in Shoreview, Minnesota. Beginning with Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 1 and continuing throughout the month, we at the City of Shoreview are celebrating these companies for their employment opportunities, innovations and dedication to our community.
Manufacturing Day Stretches Through the Whole Month of October
Launched annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, Manufacturing Day shows the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders. With the theme of “Creators Wanted,” the focus is on building the workforce of the future by educating America’s youth about the incredible career pathways that modern manufacturing offers. Manufacturing creates careers that are full of opportunity for advancement and stability.
Manufacturing in Shoreview
The City of Shoreview is using this opportunity to call attention to the many manufacturing companies we have in our community. Manufacturers such as Cummins Power, Mead Metals, Multi-Clean, PaR Systems, and TSI are leaders in technology and good workplace practices, produce high quality products and consistently innovate to keep in step with and progress their industries. We are proud that these companies and all of our manufacturers have made their home in Shoreview.
Manufacturing Sector Growth in Minnesota
Manufacturing’s importance in Shoreview and throughout Minnesota is due to the sector’s stability and growth. In fact, manufacturing contributes 13.55% to the Gross State Product annually, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The export of manufacturing goods from Minnesota was also over $18.84 billion, creating jobs and economic opportunities for the state.
The Minnesota manufacturing industry employed 310,000 people in 2020, and as reported by NAM, the average annual compensation for Minnesota manufacturing jobs was nearly $81,000 in 2019. Upon graduating high school or trade school, students can begin working for one of Shoreview’s manufacturing companies and within a few years, reach a level of income that surpasses the average household income in the United States.
Reasons to Locate in Shoreview
Shoreview offers several advantages to national and global manufacturing companies, beginning with its location. As a suburb of St. Paul and close proximity to Minneapolis, Shoreview’s businesses have easy access to both a large labor pool and potential customers. Local transportation options are highlighted by two dependable Interstates in I-94 and I-35, with the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport 20 minutes from the city. Additionally, as a suburb of the state capital, Shoreview businesses have quick access to the current legislative groups, efforts and programs in a timely fashion.
Sites and buildings are available for manufacturing companies looking to expand. Here, businesses have the room they need to grow, and local economic developers are available to make it easy to find the perfect location. In certain cases, financial incentives can be applied to make the move an even better investment.
Additionally, Shoreview’s workforce is skilled and plentiful. The city draws on a large labor force base from the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, with more than 14,000 people working in Shoreview today. Training and further education is extremely accessible in the area as well. St. Paul has one of the highest number of post-secondary education institutions per capita in the country. Workforce training at institutions like the nearby Century College offer a broad and diverse selection of training for high demand careers.
To learn more about manufacturing opportunities in Shoreview, email the City of Shoreview or call (651) 490-4612.