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CNBC Names Minnesota Top State For Business

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 10:12 AM

In its 2015 ranking of “America’s Top States for Business,” Minnesota claimed the top spot - moving the state up from sixth place in 2014.
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Duluth greets foreign journalists

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: exports, jobs

Amy Hyun, correspondent for the Korea Times based in Chicago, is attracted to stories about the U.S. economy and connections between Minnesota and Korea. Soichi Inai, U.S. correspondent for the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, and Kenichiro Miyaki, U.S. correspondent for the Japanese wire service Jiji Press, are looking for the Minnesota-Japan connection.

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Introducing Minnesota

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 1:39 PM


Ruben Barrera’s journalistic career has taken him from Mexico to Latin America and Texas. Now the correspondent for the Mexico City-based wire service Notimex is heading farther north to learn about Minnesota.

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BIO 2015 in Philadelphia, Pa. See you at #311

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Tags: bioscience

You should be hearing a lot about 311 – and we don’t mean the Omaha, Neb. rock band or number to access non-emergency municipal services. 

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DEED rolls out Career Profile tool

Posted on June 04, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Tags: job search, jobs

Say you’re interested in becoming an application software developer, living in the Twin Cities and want to stay there. What’s the demand for this occupation? How much does it pay? Can the pay meet the basic cost of living in the Twin Cities?

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Training for Lueken’s Village Foods workforce emphasizes sustainability and aquaponics

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: job training

Lueken’s Village Foods is poised to make a culture shift -- and take the city of Bemidji along for the ride.

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Hanson Willis Discusses DEED’s Role in Developing, Retaining Older Workforce at U of MN Think Tank

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: workforce

Today DEED Deputy Commissioner Jeremy Hanson Willis joins experts and community leaders from the University of Minnesota and across the state to talk about issues related to aging and the agency’s role in developing and retaining older workers in Minnesota.

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Business First Stop touches St. Cloud foundry expansion at ‘speed of commerce’

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Tags: business expansion, Central MN, jobs

When Lt. Governor Tina Smith congratulated Grede Holdings LLC’s $17.5 million expansion in St. Cloud, she hat-tipped Minnesota Business First Stop.

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Dislocated Worker Program a unique insurance policy against economic churn

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:00 AM
Tags: workforce, unemployment

An economy clipping along is no preventative against layoffs.

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Job Vacancies in Minnesota at Highest Level Since 2001

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 2:07 PM
Tags: jobs

Minnesota employers are adding jobs – and at a record level. According to DEED’s latest Job Vacancy Survey findings, Minnesota has nearly 90,000 open jobs – that’s the most in nearly 14 years.

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