DEED Roundup

We have a wide variety of stories to tell each day - from updates on the economy to trips around the state. The DEED Roundup compiles each week's highlights into one place.

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Sept. 28, 2015

Greater Minnesota entities request $29 million in broadband funding, four Bemidji firms named to Inc. magazine's list of fastest-growing companies in the country, and applications to be accepted starting on Oct. 15 for DEED's Job Training Incentive Program.

Sept. 21, 2015

DEED to begin accepting applications for grants awarded by the Workforce Housing Development Program, state gains 7,300 jobs in August and blog looks at the importance of social skills in the labor market.

Sept. 14, 2015

Stars Hollow approved for $677,605 from Job Creation Fund to develop an aquaponics operation in Wadena, “Commissioners on Wheels” tour features leaders of nine state agencies visiting seven communities in northern Minnesota, and Minnesota Trade Office awarded $564,132 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to fund the Minnesota STEP Program.

Sept. 8, 2015

DEED completes first round of grants for Job Creation Fund, Minnesota job vacancies hit 14-year high, and blog post looks at technology and innovation in state.

Aug. 31, 2015

Lifecore Biomedical planning $18 million expansion in Chaska with help from Job Creation Fund, women drive success of Somali market in Minneapolis and DEED's Jim Gromberg moderates panel discussion on growth of data center sector in Twin Cities.

Aug. 24, 2015

U.S. Department of Labor approves DEED plan for extension of unemployment benefits to 200 laid off mining workers, state loses 3,900 jobs in July and tax incentives helping to drive growth in data centers.

Aug. 17, 2015

Unemployment Insurance Program marks 80th anniversary, Gov. Dayton says Mexico trade mission was highly productive and Northfield newspaper lauds DEED's Minnesota Job Skills Partnership.

Aug. 10, 2015

DEED awards nearly $70,000 from Minnesota Job Skills Partnership, IKONICS breaks ground on $4.3 million Duluth project and Gov. Dayton announces delegation for Mexico trade mission.

Aug. 3, 2015

Minnesota ranks third nationally for investments from India, Sportech plans $6.5 million expansion in Elk River, and DEED/MnDOT program has $30 million available for transportation infrastructure improvements.

July 27, 2015

Gov. Dayton appoints seven new members and reappoints eight current members to the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband, Minnesota ranks No. 1 nationally in the well-being of children, and Minnesota Trade Office's STEP program helps Pepin Manufacturing expand sales into foreign markets.

July 20, 2015

Jobs on the Rise Again in Minnesota, Smooth Road to Employment, Why Mexico, Minnesota Adds 2,900 Jobs in June, Benefits of Bilingual Employees, Serving Our Clients: Upcoming Vocational Rehabilitation Services pilot project.

July 13, 2015

Student Joining Mexican Trade Trip, Dayton Declares Hire a Veteran Month, DEED Awards Cleanup Funding, Serving Our Clients: State Services for the Blind and other groups to celebrate landmark legislation, Americans with Disabilities Act, on July 26 at the Minnesota History Center.

July 6, 2015

Why the CNBC ranking matters, DEED awards youth employment funding and Minnesota business services firms have a positive outlook about the economy.

June 29, 2015

CNBC names Minnesota Top State for Business 2015, Gov. Dayton credits Minnesotans for top state award and Minnesota also named best state for the economic and social well-being of women.

June 22, 2015

State labor market holds steady in May, DEED awards workforce training grant and Brainerd man named 2015 State Star.

June 15, 2015

Construction hiring event planned for Bloomington WorkForce Center on Tuesday, DEED and partners participating in annual BIO convention in Philadelphia this week, and Caterpillar Paving Products plans Brooklyn Park expansion project.

June 8, 2015

Dubow Textile expanding in St. Cloud, companies honored with trade and foreign direct investment awards, and DEED unveils new Career Profile tool.

June 1, 2015

State exports at $4.9 billion in first quarter, Blattner Energy plans $6.2 million expansion in Avon and FedEx announces plans to build sorting and distribution center in Brainerd.

May 26, 2015

State employers add 7,400 jobs in April, Los Angeles photo exhibit features more than a dozen women who work at New Flyer of America in St. Cloud, and older workers should employ multiple strategies when searching for new jobs.

May 18, 2015

DEED awards $17.6 million in grants for projects in small cities, optimism builds at state factories and Minnesota ranks among best states for working mothers.

May 11, 2015

Why the Minnesota economy is outpacing Wisconsin's economy, DEED awards $7.8 million in small-business loans under State Small Business Credit Initiative and Ada business owner says small towns need broadband financial support.

May 4, 2015

Business Facilities magazines recognizes Minnesota for its workforce development programs, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith participates in Werner Electric groundbreaking in Cottage Grove and Minnesota observes National Small Business Week.

April 27, 2015

Teen summer hiring prospects much improved this year, St. Cloud event touts construction jobs and millennials playing bigger role in shaping the workplace.

April 20, 2015

Minnesota employers add 7,800 jobs in March, Star Tribune says DEED's Office of Broadband of Development has an important mission and deserves legislative funding, and Minneapolis and St. Paul rank No. 1 and No. 4, respectively, on the list of the country's most literate cities.

April 13, 2015

Job Creation Fund spurs investment and job growth in Minnesota, employment outlook improving in northern Minnesota and DEED plans road shows in April and May.

April 6, 2015

Andersen Corp. investing $45 million and adding 300 jobs at facilities in Cottage Grove and North Branch, job vacancies hit 14-year high in Minnesota, and Minnesota Cup accepting applications for 2015 contest.

March 30, 2015

Pathways to Prosperity will Open Doors, DEED Awards Training Grants, Minnesota Cup Accepting Applications, Local Look: Manufacturing is a Major Part of the Northwest Minnesota Industry Mix, Serving Our Clients: Metro Export Roundtable.

March 23, 2015

Lake City company finds export opportunities in Mexico, state gains 11,800 jobs in February and DEED helps workers who lost their jobs in Target layoffs.

March 16, 2015

Construct Tomorrow event in Duluth makes a case for construction careers, state jobless rate at 3.7 percent in January and Design Ready Controls plans to expand in Brooklyn Park.

March 9, 2015

Governor leading trade mission to Mexico, Cardio3 opening Rochester facility and Uponer Expanding in Apple Valley.

March 2, 2015

A Strong Incentive, Wellness Center Puts Wadena on New Path, New Workers Land Jobs in a Wave of Retirements, State Exports Reach Record $21.4B in 2014, 2015 edition of A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota, Serving Our Clients: Construct Tomorrow.

February 23, 2015

Bad Winter? Cheer Up. A Tough Climate Could Make for Great Business, Grant Funds Anoka-Ramsey Community College Training for Zimmerman Machining Business, First-time MJSP Applicant UMA Precision Machining to Receive Workforce Training, Serving Our Clients: Senior Community Service Employment Program.

February 17, 2015

The Miracle of Minneapolis, Why the Broadband Program Matters, Report: Transportation Program to Generate 15,000 Jobs, New Chair Named: Dayton Issues Order to Continue Olmstead Planning, Prophet Corp. Expanding to Owatonna, Serving Our Clients: Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

February 9, 2015

DEED Awards Broadband Grants Totaling $19.4M, Lt. Gov. Smith Visits Luverne to Mark $5M for Broadband Expansion, Local Business People Weigh in on Future of Jobs for Minnesota Millennials, Serving Our Clients: Spring into Job Fairs, including the Get Jobs Job Fair and Northland Job Fair.

February 2, 2015

Still More Reasons MSP is Capital of the North, LSC Awarded Grant to Place Women in Non-Trad Jobs, Partnership Grant to Pay for Training, 2015 Edition of 'A Guide to Starting A Business in Minnesota' Now Available, Serving Our Clients: How DEED Put Minnesotans Back to Work in 2014.

January 26, 2015

Minnesota's New Cool Image as 'the North,' Minnesota Job Creation Fund Wins Economic Development Initiative Award, State Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.6 Percent, Angel Tax Credit Update, Did You Know: Duluth Named Top Ten US Destination, DEED Developments: How DEED Helped Veterans in 2014.

January 20, 2015

Anoka County FastTRAC Program Receives Honor, Two West Central Minnesota Counties Back From Recession, Greater Minnesota Counties Lead Economic Recovery, Manufacturers Optimistic about 2015, blog: Techniques to Help You Land That Dream Job.

January 12, 2015

How Jet Edge Won Contracts in Africa -- Thanks to a Trade Mission to China, Manufacturing Strength to Continue in 2015, Unemployment Insurance Claims Lowest Since 2007, State Grants Aim to Get More Women in Hard Hats, Four Companies Expanding with Help from DEED Program.

January 5, 2015

Final Funding Secured to Update Duluth Docks, Minnesota Ranks no. 2 in Business Conditions Index, Millennials on the Move to Minneapolis, Magnum Machining Workforce Receives Training with DEED Grant, DEED UI Program Wins National Award, Serving Our Clients: St. Paul's Right Track Youth Employment Program.