Manufacturing In South Dakota

Sep 5, 2019

In The Moment ... September 5, 2019 Show 652 Hour 2

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Manufacturing is the largest wealth generating industry in South Dakota, and with new technologies lowering the cost and increasing the rate of production, many experts project these numbers only to climb. However, the industry doesn't only produce a lot of wealth, according to 2019 BLS information, around 1 in 10 South Dakotans work in the industry.

Keith Deibert, a South Dakota manufacturing and technical solutions advisor with a background in electrical engineering, talks about the current and future state of the industry.