Nebraska governor declares October Manufacturing Month

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has dubbed October as Manufacturing Month, to salute and promote manufacturing jobs in the state. To coincide with Manufacturing Month, the governor and representatives from the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce plan to visit manufacturers in Lincoln, Deshler, Lexington and Norfolk.

“We are kicking off Nebraska Manufacturing Month, a time to reaffirm our commitment to Nebraska’s manufacturing base and to the industry which has helped our state become one of the strongest in the nation,” Heineman said. “To grow our manufacturing base, we must make the most of opportunities which will help communities attract investments that ensure long-term growth. And we must make a concerted effort to develop the workforce needed by manufacturers.”

The proclamation is in advance of the 2014 Salute to Manufacturing to be held later this month. The governor’s office reported the state exports to more than 170 countries. It sells manufactured goods and services that total more than $7 billion, and manufacturers employ about 10 percent of the state’s workforce. In Nebraska, the average manufacturing job pays $55,000 annually.

Source: Gov. Dave Heineman’s office

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

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