S.D. Manufacturing Week

Manufacturing – It Touches Everyone!

For 2016, Oct. 3 through Oct. 7, 2016 has been proclaimed S.D. Manufacturing Week culminating with National Manufacturers Day on October 7th.  

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development works diligently on events across the state to help raise awareness of what this industry does for the state and is encouraging communities to join in.  This is a great opportunity for Yankton to showcase our manufacturing sector and the impact it has on not only the local economy but statewide as well.

Manufacturing Facts:
  • 18.4% of our community’s workforce
  • 1 of the top 4 major industries in Yankton
  • Yankton has 2.5 times the national average of manufacturers
  • 26 businesses are classified as manufacturers
  • Yankton manufacturers had over $20,000,000 in taxable sales in 2013
  • Yankton manufacturers generated $397,843 in local revenue to the city for sales/use tax in 2012
  • Manufacturing is 10% of the state’s workforce with 41,175 jobs which is the 5th highest business group in total of jobs in South Dakota
  • Manufacturing’s average wage is $42,176 which is the 5th highest business group in average annual wage in South Dakota
  • Manufacturing’s annual payroll is $1.7 billion which is the 4th highest business group in South Dakota

To help promote public awareness of Manufacturing Week, the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce along with  RTEC (Regional Technical Education Center), S.D. Department of Labor and Regulation and several manufacturers have created a committee that will plan and coordinate events for the week each year.

Monday, Oct. 3rd
Area manufacturers are encouraged to showcase their products in the parking lot and inside the mall. There will be a CEO discussion and social as well as a community open house at the Yankton Mall.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 – School Tours
Area school kids will be touring numerous manufacturing facilities to learn about careers in manufacturing.
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Open Houses
Yankton School District will have their Career and Technical Education (CTE) Open House and RTEC will be showcasing new equipment.   Build Dakota Scholarship presentation, Yankton High School Auditorium at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6 – Public Tours
To schedule a tour at your facility please contact Josh Svatos at jsvatos@rtecedu.org
Friday, Oct. 7 – Public Tours and Employee Olympics
Public Tours will take place in the morning and the Manufacturing Olympics will take place at Riverside Park.  The public is invited.


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