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  • Governor’s Proclamation Honors Small Businesses
    November 27, 2013 - Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a proclamation declaring this Saturday, Nov. 30, to be Small Business Saturday in Minnesota in recognition of the contributions that small businesses make to the state’s economy and communities.
  • MacKenzie Named to Head State Broadband Office
    November 26, 2013 - Gov. Mark Dayton named Danna MacKenzie executive director of the Office of Broadband Development, a new state entity that was created during the 2013 legislative session to direct broadband planning and policy statewide.
  • Business Expansions Will Generate 5,600 Jobs in Minnesota
    November 26, 2013 - According to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), 31 businesses announced expansion projects in Minnesota during the third quarter and plan to create an estimated 1,500 new jobs statewide in coming years. During the first three quarters of 2013, businesses announced 112 expansion projects statewide. Those expansion projects will create an estimated 5,600 new jobs in Minnesota over the next two years.
  • State Employers Add 1,200 Jobs Over Past Two Months
    November 21, 2013 - The Minnesota unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 4.8 percent in October, the same rate as when the recession started in December 2007, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • DEED Partners with GE Capital Fleet Services to Host Career Event for Veterans
    November 20, 2013 - GE Capital Fleet Services and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) hosted a special career development event on Tuesday to assist military veterans with resume preparation, job interview skills and career networking strategies.
  • UI Tax Cut Will Save Minnesota Businesses $346.5 Million
    November 19, 2013 - Minnesota businesses will save $346.5 million over two years starting in 2014, thanks to a cut in unemployment insurance taxes that was proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this year and approved by the Minnesota Legislature.
  • DEED Awards Training Grants to Match Worker Skills with Business Needs
    November 12, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded more than $2 million in workforce development grants to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) institutions to provide customized training for employees of eleven businesses in the state.
  • Olympus Building State-of-the-Art Facility in Brooklyn Park
    November 04, 2013 - Olympus announced today that it is obtaining land and building a state-of-the-art research, development and manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park that will create 100 jobs in addition to 265 retained positions in the region.
  • DEED Grant Aims to Increase Skills of Low Income Workers
    November 01, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded a $145,000 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) Low Income Worker Training Program grant to Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners of Plymouth to train 144 lower-income residents of west Hennepin County communities.