Celebrating Manufacturing Month in October

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27 Sep 2022


Stutsman County is home to global manufacturing companies producing unique goods with the latest technologies and the raw materials plentiful in North Dakota. Kicking off National Manufacturing Day — Friday, October 7 —  and continuing throughout the month, we at the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation celebrate these companies’ employment opportunities and innovations that grow our economy.

Manufacturing Day Stretches Through the Whole Month of October

Launched annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, National Manufacturing Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders. The theme of “Creators Wanted “ focuses on building the future workforce by educating America’s youth about the incredible career pathways that modern manufacturing offers. Manufacturing creates careers that are full of opportunities for advancement and stability.

Manufacturing in Stutsman County

Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation is using this opportunity to call attention to the many manufacturing companies we have in our community. These manufacturers are leaders in technology and good workplace practices, produce high-quality products, and consistently innovate to keep up with and progress in their industries. We are proud that these companies have made their home in Stutsman County. Companies that are producing in our region include North Dakota’s largest aerospace manufacturer, Collins Aerospace, Agri-Cover Inc., Cavendish Farms, DuraTech and Midwest AgEnergy.

Growth in Manufacturing Sector in North Dakota

Manufacturing’s importance in Stutsman County and throughout North Dakota is due to the sector’s stability and growth. The National Association of Manufacturers reports the total output from North Dakota manufacturing companies at $4.16 million, which was 7.28% of the total production in the state. There were approximately 24,000 employees in North Dakota manufacturing in 2020, 5.87% of the workforce.

Reasons Manufacturing Companies Should Locate in Stutsman County 

Stutsman County offers several advantages to national and global manufacturing companies, such as excellent infrastructure, available properties and a skilled workforce. U.S. News & World Report ranked North Dakota as the #4 state in the country for infrastructure, with the top ranking for power grid reliability. Manufacturers can rely on a consistent, cost-effective quality source of electricity in North Dakota. The state is committing to building its renewable energy sources as well. Smaller manufacturers can rely on excellent accessibility, with North Dakota having the fifth-best access to gigabit internet

Sites and buildings are available for manufacturing companies looking to expand. Businesses have the room they need to grow in Stutsman County and local economic developers are available to make it easy to find the perfect location. The presence of three industrial parks, an Opportunity Zone and many other properties and shovel-ready sites offer businesses instant ability to move their operations forward. 

In certain cases, financial incentives can be applied to make a move an even better investment. Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation can structure unique incentive packages providing the best advantage for your business.

Additionally, Stutsman County’s workforce is skilled and plentiful, with excellent training programs and initiatives like TrainND available to ensure its continued development. 

Stutsman County is a location that has everything necessary to deliver success to manufacturing companies across many segments. To learn more about manufacturing opportunities in Stutsman County, contact the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation today!