Manufacturing is St. Cloud’s second sector of strength with 15.2% of all employment in the area.
Many St. Cloud businesses are featured in the Made in Minnesota Directory, which is an online database of Minnesota manufacturers and suppliers. Materials, components and finished products can be bought from each other instead of out-of-state or foreign suppliers.
St. Cloud has a diverse mix of leading local, regional, and national manufacturing companies. Our area was even named a “Top Leading Location” by AreaDevelopment.com based on our diverse economy and how well St. Cloud is poised to capitalize on economic growth.
St. Cloud’s Largest Manufacturers
- New Flyer of America Heavy Duty Bus Manufacturing
- Woodcraft Industries Wood Cabinets/Millworking
- Essilor of America Optical Lens Manufacturing
Area Manufacturing Statistics
- 15,262 Persons Employed
- 15.2% Of All Employment
- $44,504 Average Annual Wage
- $679M Annual Industry Payroll
St. Cloud also has two modern business parks with 300+ acres of vacant land available for one-third the cost of comparable property in the Twin Cities: the I-94 Business Park and the Airport Business Park. For more information and statistics on the St. Cloud area’s manufacturing, watch this video.
The Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing is going on throughout the month of October, and MN Manufacturing Week took place October 1st-7th. In the St. Cloud area, we are continually celebrating manufacturing - one of our community’s biggest assets!
Our manufacturing skills are just one more reason that St. Cloud is a part of something GREATER!