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Hard at work at BTD: Manufacturing continues to be a bright spot in the local economy, but worries persist. BRIAN BASHAM/TRIBUNE

Manufacturers confident, but concerned about future

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With manufacturing providing the backbone of the region’s economy, it would be helpful to gaze into a crystal ball to see what the future will hold.


Lacking that, there is another tool: a survey called “The State of Manufacturing.”

Sponsored by Enterprise Minnesota and partners, the survey shows that manufacturers in the state are confident of their firms’ futures but still have significant concerns about the economy.

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