Manufacturers Help Roseville Grow

24 Sep 2021


Roseville MN News, HEDTo many, Roseville is a beautiful suburb of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, complete with excellent shopping and dining. Behind that perception, however, is the solid base of manufacturing companies that provide employment opportunities and unique innovations. With October 1 being National Manufacturing Day, the City of Roseville Economic Development Authority is celebrating these companies for their dedication to the community.

National Manufacturing Day is intended to focus on 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. With the theme of “Creators Wanted,” the focus is on building the workforce of the future by educating America’s youth about the incredible career pathways that modern manufacturing offers. Manufacturing creates careers that are full of opportunity for advancement and stability.

Manufacturing in Roseville

The City of Roseville Economic Development Authority values manufacturers year-round but Manufacturing Month is an excellent time to call attention to the many companies that operate in the community. Manufacturers such as CPC, HED Cycling Products, Old Dutch Foods and Artistic Finishes are leaders in technology and good workplace practices, produce high quality products and consistently innovate to stay at the forefront of their industries. We are proud these companies have made their home in Roseville.

Manufacturing Sector Growth in Minnesota

The importance of manufacturing companies to Roseville’s ability to be a thriving community of growth is clear. Manufacturing contributes 13.5% to the Gross State Product annually, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The export of manufacturing goods in 2020 from Minnesota was also over $18.84 billion, creating jobs and economic opportunities for the state. The Minnesota manufacturing industry employed 310,000 people in 2020, and as reported by NAM, the average annual compensation for Minnesota manufacturing jobs was nearly $81,000 in 2019. Upon graduating high school or trade school, students can begin working for one of Roseville’s manufacturing companies and within a few years, reach a level of income that surpasses the average household income in the United States. 

Reasons to Locate in Roseville

Roseville offers several advantages to national and global manufacturing companies, beginning with its location. With I-35W and Highway 36 running through Roseville, city businesses have easy access to most of the area’s major freeways, including I-35E, I-694, and Highway 280, as well as light rail and bus rapid transit. Both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul can be reached in under a 10-minute commute and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is 20 minutes away, offering manufacturers multiple options for quick and dependable transportation. 

Sites and properties are available for manufacturing companies looking to expand. Here, businesses have the room they need to grow, and local economic developers are available to make it easy to find the perfect location. In certain cases, financial incentives can be applied to make the move an even better investment. 

As a suburb of the Twin Cities, Roseville’s businesses have easy access to both a large labor pool and potential customers. Roseville has a population of approximately 36,000 and an equal number travel into the city daily to work in Roseville. Area employers routinely report that Roseville’s labor force is highly productive, has a notably low absentee rate and are highly educated, with 46 % having a college degree or higher. 

To learn more about manufacturing opportunities in Roseville, email the City of Roseville Economic Development Authority or call (651) 792-7015.

The Roseville Economic Development Authority (REDA) coordinates and administers economic development and redevelopment initiatives for the City of Roseville, MN. It serves as a comprehensive resource for businesses seeking to startup and grow in the area. In addition to prioritizing business retention and expansion, the REDA connects area employers with the dedicated and talented workforce they need to succeed and thrive.