The Made in Minnesota Directory, a free online database of products and supplies manufactured in the state, was created by DEED to encourage Minnesota businesses to buy products and supplies from each other and contains details about nearly 600 manufacturers statewide.
Businesses can use the database to find Minnesota manufacturers who make everything from food products to textiles, fabricated metals, machinery, and computers and electronics.
The directory, which is available online atwww.tinyurl.com/MadeinMinnesotaDirectory, is arranged so that users can search by product, company name or county.
“The Made in Minnesota Directory is an efficient online database designed to help Minnesota businesses tap the local supply chain for their manufacturing needs,” said Commissioner Sieben. “The directory will highlight the many manufactured products and goods made in Minnesota and strengthen Minnesota’s economy by encouraging local supply chains.”
Besides products and supplies, the Made in Minnesota Directory also contains the names and addresses of participating companies, year the businesses were established, corporate contact information, number of employees, products they make and products they are interested in buying from Minnesota suppliers. The directory also contains information on renewable energy products.
Companies still can be listed in the directory by going to the Made in Minnesota Directory website and providing their businesses information. There is no cost to be listed in the directory.
DEED is also encouraging businesses to use the new Made in Minnesota logo on websites and products. Businesses interested in the graphic should contact the department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and our services, visit us atwww.PositivelyMinnesota.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PositivelyMN.
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