CNBC Names Minnesota
America's Top State For Business

In the 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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Your Journey to Foreign Markets
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Whether you're new to exporting altogether or targeting a new market, STEP export assistance grants can help your company get export-ready and pave the way to success.

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Angel Tax Credit: The Movie

Entrepreneur meets investor in this epic tale of how great Minnesota businesses are financed. Five stars.

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We're A Grant Finalist!
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Minnesota is a finalist for a National Disaster Resilience Grant offered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Before submitting a final application and a list of proposed projects, the state is looking for public input.

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Upcoming Events

Career Readiness Certificate

October 14, Minneapolis
Show employers you have the skills and the training they need most.

Onsite Hiring Event

October 19, Cottage Grove
Meet with a recruiter for immediate openings in manufacturing and support positions.

How to Start a Business

October 26, Bloomington
Workshop provides an overview of the basics you'll need to consider before you dive in.

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DEED Blogs

Southeast Minnesota: Plastic & Rubber MFG Bounces Back

With substantial growth in employment and wages, this manufacturing specialty is reaching new heights.

Central Minnesota: Going, Growing, No Signs of Slowing

Well into a four-year hiring boom, manufacturers in the region are adding jobs at a blistering pace. 

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