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Region 9 MapOver 20 manufacturing companies have joined the Region 9 Chapter of the MPMA which was launched this 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 Amy Walstien 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 2015, annual employment was 31,618 at 604 businesses in Southwest Minnesota that accounted for $1.50 billion in annual wages. The average annual wage was $47,369 and manufacturing accounted for 18 percent of the area's total employment. In Central Minnesota, annual employment was s 41,473 at 1,147 businesses in 2015 with annual wages of $2.09 billion. The average annual wage was $50,356 and manufacturing accounted for 15 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.