EVANSTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For a fourth straight year, industrial employment in North Dakota posted a gain, reports the 2015 North Dakota Manufacturers Register®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, North Dakota manufacturers added 1,194 jobs, a 2.6% increase, from June 2013 to June 2014. Helped by a booming energy sector, industrial jobs in North Dakota have risen nearly 30% since June 2010.
Manufacturers’ News reports North Dakota is now home to 1,219 manufacturers employing 45,738 workers.
Manufacturing companies in Fargo employ 10,726 workers, up 1%. Williston, which ranked seventh in the state for industrial employment five years ago, now ranks second with 6,379 jobs, 2.1% more than a year ago. Industrial jobs in Dickinson rose 4.9%; and increased 4.5% in Grand Forks. The Northwest region accounts for 10,833, up 4.9% over the past year.
“Manufacturers in North Dakota are making large strides, particularly in oil and gas extraction,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “The state’s business-friendly environment and flourishing energy sector continue to support industrial growth.”
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According to the database of North Dakota manufacturers, oil and gas extraction ranks second in the state for industrial employment, employing 8,393, 7.6% more than a year ago. The energy boom has helped boost other sectors, with jobs in petroleum products up 10.4%, up 8.5% in transportation equipment, and 4.6% in industrial machinery.
Detailed profiles of all North Dakota manufacturers can be found in the 2014 North Dakota Manufacturers Register® available in print or online. Established in 1912, Manufacturers’ News, Inc. is the nation’s oldest and largest publisher of industrial information. MNI offers a variety of tailored solutions to help customers connect with 430,000 manufacturers and suppliers, from print directories to online subscriptions. MNI’s industrial database subscription service EZ Select allows users to tap into a live interactive database of manufacturers, while its industrial search engine IndustryNet connects buyers and suppliers and allows users to view profiles and obtain competitive quotes. For more information, contact Manufacturers’ News, Inc. 847-864-7000. http://www.manufacturersnews.com