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Manufacturing Business Conditions Survey

The Manufacturing Business Conditions Survey attempts to gauge the sentiments of Minnesota manufacturers concerning themselves and the state economy.

For more information about how the survey was conducted, see the survey methodology listed below the full report.

2016

Most of Minnesota's manufacturers expect business conditions in 2017 to improve or be the same as last year. More than 60 percent of manufacturers anticipate unchanged employment while nearly 50 percent expect increased number of orders. 

2015

Most of Minnesota's manufacturers expect business conditions in 2016 to improve or be the same as last year. While manufacturers are relatively optimistic about their own companies, they are slightly less optimistic about the state's overall economy. 

2014

Most of Minnesota's manufacturers expect conditions in 2015 to improve or be the same as in 2014. With less than 10 percent of manufacturers expecting production and employment to decrease in 2015, manufacturers appear to be optimistic about the coming year.

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