There are nearly 6,000 manufacturing companies in Missouri and they contribute $36.28 billion or 13.1 percent of the Total Gross State Product, creating wealth for the more than 260,000 people directly employed in manufacturing and the many more whose livelihoods are indirectly supported by the industry. Manufacturing is vital to Missouri’s economy and Manufacturing Day is an excellent way to recognize that. By filling out the form, you indicate that you plan to celebrate manufacturing by either holding an event or displaying a Manufacturing Day banner. We will then feature you on our Manufacturing Day webpage. For information about how to organize a successful event and recognize manufacturers in your community visit MFG.com. This year, we are partnering with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and working with schools to expose students to this important industry. Visit the chamber’s site and learn more about their Manufacturing Day activities.