Manufacturing/Med Tech – MSP Sector Analysis 2017 Q4 – TC – April 2018
The medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in Minneapolis-Saint Paul has unique talent needs that span manufacturing, production, chemistry, and medical specialties. Over 87% of the state’s medical and pharmaceutical manufacturing occurs in the 7-county metro area, with some of the largest employers in the state represented. The industry is part of what makes the metro unique, with 2.5 times the share of people employed in medical manufacturing in the metro than the nation overall. Employment in medical manufacturing occupations rose an average of 3.2% each year since 2014, compared to 0.9% nationally.