Mitchell Area Manufacturing Association (M.A.M.A.)
The Mitchell Area Manufacturing Association (MAMA) has been active in Mitchell for many years. It is a membership organization structured specifically to “promote and improve Mitchell and the surrounding communities by maintaining a strong manufacturing base and developing quality employment”. South Dakota manufacturers export South Dakota-made products to approximately 140 countries worldwide. Manufacturing is a major driver of the Mitchell economy with over 2,000 employees in the local industry. In 2016 MAMA teamed up with the MTC Foundation to provide a scholarship each year for a full-time incoming student enrolled in the Welding and Manufacturing Technology or Automation Controls/SCADA program.