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  • DEED Names New Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development
    November 24, 2014 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today that Kevin McKinnon has been named deputy commissioner of economic development, replacing Robin Sternberg, who is stepping down due to a transition out of state.
  • State Adds 9,500 Jobs in October
    November 20, 2014 - Minnesota employers added 9,500 jobs in October, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • DEED Wins National Finance Award
    November 18, 2014 - The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) has named the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) the winner of the 2014 CDFA Excellence in Access to Capital Finance Award. The group cited the state’s use of a wide range of innovative programs designed to promote economic development by enhancing access to capital for Minnesota businesses.
  • Foreign Students on the Rise, Contribute $354 Million to Economy
    November 17, 2014 - International students have a significant impact on the Minnesota economy, spending $354.2 million a year in the state, according to a new report released today by the New York City-based Institute of International Education.
  • DEED Awards 12 Job Skills Partnership Grants to Train Minnesota Workers
    November 14, 2014 - DEED has awarded grants totaling $1,496,784 under the MJSP to train 2,225 current workers and new hires. With support from Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota legislature, the MJSP has awarded $27.6M to train 32,269 workers and has leveraged $57M in private funding.
  • Export Assistance Grants Available from Minnesota Trade Office
    November 14, 2014 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has been awarded more than $470,000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for its State Trade and Export Promotion Program (STEP).
  • TEAM Industries Plans Detroit Lakes Expansion
    November 12, 2014 - TEAM Industries, a Bagley company that specializes in manufacturing drivetrains and other components for vehicles, is planning a $7.8 million expansion at its production facility in Detroit Lakes.
  • DEED Awards Three Workforce Development Grants to Minnesota State University Mankato
    November 05, 2014 - DEED has awarded three grants totaling $506,688 under the MJSP to Minnesota State University Mankato to train hundreds of Firmenich, Michael Foods, Inc., and Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. employees in Mankato.
  • Code42 Announces Planned Expansion Project
    November 03, 2014 - The State of Minnesota today announced its support of a $70 million two-phase expansion project under consideration by Minneapolis-based software developer Code42, contingent upon Minneapolis City Council approval on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 and other deal terms currently under negotiation.
  • West Broadway Education and Career Center Moves Forward
    October 31, 2014 - State and local officials have completed final details for the $6.4 million West Broadway Education and Career Center in North Minneapolis.
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