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Enterprise Minnesota forum set for regional manufacturers

Larry Lundblad, president of Central Lakes College, and Lisa Paxton, CEO of Brainerd Lakes Chamber, will host Enterprise Minnesota at a Forum for Regional Manufacturers.

In-depth information is planned about the State of Manufacturing results and their impact from Bob Kill, Enterprise Minnesota’s President and CEO.

Minnesota’s manufacturers remain confident in their firms’ futures, as solid revenue, profitability and capital expenditure projections hold steady for the second year in a row, according to the 2012 State of Manufacturing, sponsored by Enterprise Minnesota and partners. Though executives revealed solid industry projections, the survey showed worry over finding qualified workers has doubled since 2011.

The event is from 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Central Lakes College Brainerd campus cafeteria.

Enterprise Minnesota is a consulting organization for medium size and smaller manufacturing companies to help them compete and grow profitably. The State of Manufacturing poll is the largest and most comprehensive survey of Minnesota’s manufacturers that reveals their perceptions and opinions on the economy and other issues impacting business.

Kill is recognized as a spokesperson for Minnesota’s manufacturing industry and is regularly quoted in national and regional media on manufacturing trends and the industry outlook.

RSVP is requested to attend the breakfast at a cost of $10 per person.

For more information, call Beverly Berg at 855-8142. An optional tour of the Central Lakes College campus will follow the breakfast.RSVP is requested to attend the breakfast at a cost of $10 per person.

To confirm attendance at the breakfast, register online or call Beverly Berg at 855-8142 by Friday.

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