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'State of Manufacturing' report to be released next week in Willmar, Minn.

WILLMAR - Minnesota's fifth annual "State of Manufacturing" survey will be released in a presentation at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the MinnWest Technology Campus.

The annual statewide survey, conducted by Enterprise Minnesota, reports on the state's manufacturing outlook and top issues in the industry. The data are collected through telephone surveys and focus groups with manufacturing executives across the state.

The event is co-hosted by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, the University of Minnesota Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center, the MinnWest Technology Campus and the Southwest Initiative Foundation.

The event starts with lunch and networking at 11:30 a.m., followed by the "State of Manufacturing" report at noon, presented by Bob Kill, president and chief executive of Enterprise Minnesota.

Tours of the Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center on the technology campus will be available at 1 p.m.

To register or for more information, RSVP by Monday to Jean Spaulding of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, 320-235-7370 or jean@kandiyohi.com.

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