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Manufacturing survey finds confidence around state


OWATONNA — How optimistic do Minnesota’s manufacturers feel about the economy? Try 90 percent.

That’s how many of the 262 Minnesota manufacturers surveyed in November said they expect production levels to stay the same or increase in 2017. The 2016 Minnesota Manufacturing Business Conditions Survey was conducted by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and shows noticeably stronger optimism among manufacturers than in the same survey from last year.

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