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Region 9 MapThe Region 9 Chapter of the MPMA which was launched in May 2015.

The first-ever MPMA regional chapter provides manufacturers in the region with opportunities to connect with other industry businesses to discuss common goals and challenges, network, and promote the needs of the manufacturing industry in southwest Minnesota. Manufacturing companies located in the counties of Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Seuer, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan will make up the new Region 9 Chapter.

Members of the Region 9 Chapter are considered regular MPMA members, with the benefit of having a local connection of other companies in their area. Chapter members have full access to all MPMA member benefits including facility tours, monthly member programs as well as the ability to attend all educational workshops hosted by the Association. All MPMA members throughout the state are invited to attend the Region 9 meetings.

For more information on the Region 9 group, or to inquire about starting a regional group in your area, please contact Executive Director Steve Kalina at


Southwest and South Central Minnesota Fast Facts

Southwest and South Central Minnesota Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the largest employing industry in Southwest and South Central Minnesota.

In 2017, annual employment was 31,596 at 618 businesses in Southwest Minnesota that accounted for $1.60 billion in annual wages. The average annual wage was $50,551 and manufacturing accounted for 22 percent of the area's total employment. In Central Minnesota, annual employment was s 41,489 at 1,176 businesses in 2017 with annual wages of $2.20 billion. The average annual wage was $52,552 and manufacturing accounted for 18 percent of the area's total employment.

Click here to download more facts about employment and manufacturing in South Central Minnesota.

The information provided above comes from the Minnesota Departments of Employment and Economic Development - DEED.