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  • Businesses Plan Expansions in Bird Island and Porter
    March 02, 2015 - Two businesses in southwestern Minnesota are expanding with assistance from the Greater Minnesota Job Expansion Program.
  • State Exports Reach Record $21.4 Billion in 2014
    February 27, 2015 - Minnesota companies exported $5.5 billion in agricultural, mining and manufactured products in the fourth quarter of 2014, which brought the year to a record $21.4 billion in exports, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • First-Time MJSP Applicant UMA Precision Machining to Receive Workforce Training
    February 17, 2015 - DEED has awarded Anoka-Ramsey Community College a $49,791 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program grant to train the UMA Precision Machining workforce. Located in Zimmerman in Sherburne County, UMA Precision Machining is a small precision machine shop serving the medical, military and food and beverage industries.
  • Prophet Corp. Adding 12 Jobs in Owatonna
    February 11, 2015 - Prophet Corp., an Owatonna company that specializes in distributing physical education, athletic, fitness, recreation and health products, announced plans today to add 12 full-time jobs with assistance from the Greater Minnesota Job Expansion Program.
  • DEED Awards Broadband Grants Totaling $19.4 Million
    February 02, 2015 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced grants totaling $19.4 million to help 17 entities in Minnesota develop broadband infrastructure in their communities. The awards will help serve 6,095 households, 83 community institutions and 150 businesses in unserved or underserved regions of the state.
  • 2015 Edition of ‘A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota’ Now Available
    January 28, 2015 - The 2015 edition of ‘A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota’ is now available without charge from the Small Business Assistance Office at DEED. The popular guide provides a concise summary of the major issues faced by anyone starting a business in Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Job Creation Fund Wins Economic Development Initiative Award
    January 22, 2015 - The Economic Development Association of Minnesota awarded the state’s Minnesota Job Creation Fund the “2015 Economic Development Initiative” award during the Excellence in Economic Development Awards ceremony for the program’s creative approach to economic development.
  • State Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.6 Percent
    January 22, 2015 - Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in December, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.6 percent.
  • Solar Company tenKsolar to Receive Workforce Training
    January 21, 2015 - DEED has awarded Anoka-Ramsey Community College a $230,468 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant to train 160 tenKsolar, Inc. employees.
  • Greater Minnesota Counties Lead Economic Recovery
    January 15, 2015 - Minnesota ranks 3rd in the nation in the number of counties that have recovered from the recession, according to a report from the National Association of Counties (NACO).
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