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Benefits of our Workforce

  • 4th highest labor force participation in state at 76.8%
  • 205 manufacturing firms (11.8% of workers); avg. wage= $47,060
  • Added the second largest number of jobs of any MN county from 2000 to 2010
  • Reasonable wage rates: Avg. in 2010= $33,592 (72% of MN avg. wages); MN= $46,748
  • 25.1% increase in available workers from 2000-2010
  • 36.9% have achieved an Associate’s degree or higher
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