On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Oct. 1-7 Manufacturing Week in Kanabec County.
Signed by Chair Kathi Ellis, the proclamation reads:
Whereas: Manufacturing is a dynamic and robust industry, crucial to the health and strength of Minnesota’s diverse economy; and
Whereas: Manufacturing added $52.7 billion to Minnesota’s economy in 2019, representing the second-largest contribution (14%) to the state’s gross domestic product by any industry; and
Workers took home $22.1 billion in wages from Minnesota manufacturing jobs in 2019, the second-largest total payroll among private sector industries; and
Whereas: Manufactured exports brought $21 billion into the Minnesota economy in 2019;and
Whereas: Manufacturing in Minnesota pays an average annual wage of $68,081 , which is 16% higher than the state’s overall average wage; and
Whereas: Manufacturing provides 324,000 highly skilled, well-paying jobs, which significantly contribute to Minnesota’s high standard of living and economic vitality.
Now, therefore, I, Kathi Ellis, Chair of the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners, do hereby proclaim that the week of October 1 to October 7, 2020 shall be observed as: MINNESOTA MANUFACTURING WEEK in the County of Kanabec on this 6th day of October, Two Thousand and Twenty.