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  • New Job Skills Partnership Grants Fund 15 Training Partnerships Statewide
    March 24, 2015 - DEED has awarded grants totaling $2,000,907 under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train 1,675 current workers and new hires.
  • Minnesota Cup Accepting Applications
    March 23, 2015 - The 11th annual Minnesota Cup — the largest statewide entrepreneurial competition in the United States — is accepting applications for the 2015 contest. Minnesota residents have until May 8 to submit entries to compete for a record $327,000 in prize money.
  • State Gains 11,800 Jobs in February
    March 19, 2015 - Minnesota employers added 11,800 jobs in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • Five Minnesota Redevelopment Projects Move Forward
    March 17, 2015 - Grants totaling $1.43 million have been approved for five Minnesota redevelopment projects that will create or retain 659 jobs.
  • Werner Electric Announces Expansion and Investment Plan to Support Growth
    March 16, 2015 - Today, Werner Electric announced their expansion plan of their headquarters, regional distribution center and office facility to begin in Spring of 2015. This expansion will also bring a significant investment in additional staff and inventory over the next three years.
  • Design Ready Controls Expanding in Brooklyn Park
    March 12, 2015 - Design Ready Controls Inc., a manufacturer of electrical control panels for original equipment manufacturers in the HVAC, oil and gas, water and alternative energy markets, plans to add 25 jobs in a $9.5 million expansion of its Minnesota operations.
  • DEED Approves Funding for Smiths Medical Move
    March 11, 2015 - Smiths Medical, an Arden Hills-based medical device maker that announced plans late last year to move its headquarters to Plymouth, has been approved for $877,133 in funding from the Minnesota Job Creation Fund.
  • January Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent
    March 10, 2015 - The Minnesota unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent in January, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment rate in January was 5.7 percent.
  • Governor Mark Dayton to Lead Trade Mission to Mexico
    March 05, 2015 - Governor Mark Dayton will lead representatives from business, education and cultural institutions on a trade mission to Mexico this summer that will focus on strengthening Minnesota exports and ties to the world’s 15th-largest economy.
  • Columbia Gear Corp. Workforce to Receive Training
    March 04, 2015 - DEED has awarded St. Cloud Technical and Community College a $300,000 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program grant to train the Columbia Gear Corporation workforce. Columbia Gear will work with the college to develop curriculum for 175 machinists, sales personnel, mechanical and quality engineers.
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