Northeast Manufacturing Group

The Northeast Manufacturing Group is comprised of more than 20 manufacturing businesses from Pembina and Walsh counties.  This group was formed as a result of a Business Retention and Expansion Program implemented by the Pembina County JDA.  There are more than 1,200 manufacturing jobs in the two counties and workforce is one of their biggest barriers to expansion.  This group has been meeting quarterly since October 2016 and several participate in the annual MFG DAY event.

The group recently developed a five-year strategic plan with representatives from secondary and higher education, students, government, and economic development. The goal is to support manufacturing growth by better aligning industry and education, recruit talent and address the labor shortage.

21st Century Workforce Strategic Plan