Jobs & Economic Opportunity: Manufacturing a big part of Grand Island’s economy
Originally published by The Grand Island Independent HERE
Sunheat operates primarily in the electric industry within the electrical components sector allowing for creation of innovative products, such as infrared heaters, for global distribution.
A ‘vital economic engine’
Johnson said manufacturing provides a wide variety of career opportunities in Grand Island.
Jobs such as those at Penrose and Sunheat comprise 24% of the Grand Island job market, she said.
Ricketts said Nebraska manufacturers support about 100,000 jobs.
“They grow Nebraska through their ingenuity and innovation,” Ricketts said. “Our manufacturers are developing products to deliver coronavirus vaccines and creating the next generation of high-tech agricultural machinery to help feed the world.”
GROW Nebraska® Foundation is a statewide non-profit training and marketing organization. Serving over 400 Nebraska small businesses, the organization provides marketing opportunities, education, and training to launch and connect Nebraska businesses to the global marketplace. GROW Nebraska’s educational programs receive federal and state funding, along with generous support from foundations and individual donors.