Objectives and Plans

Everything we do at DEED is driven by five overarching objectives for Minnesota's workers, businesses and communities.

Those objectives, and the plans to reach them, are:

  • Attract, retain and expand businesses and create jobs
  • Cultivate entrepreneurs
  • Connect workers to jobs, prepare workers for jobs in demand and assist people to live independently
  • Stabilize and stimulate the economy through benefit payments
  • Help communities thrive

Our plans provide a roadmap for action and help assess progress in meeting our goals. DEED's strategic planning results from an examination of the current environment, awareness of the pending challenges and opportunities, and regular check-ins so strategic plans become ongoing time-management tools that tell leaders and staff where to focus energy and resources.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Plans

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides an expanded platform from which Minnesota can continue to grow and address workforce and economic development opportunities.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Plans

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 is a federal law that provides the framework for a workforce preparation and employment system to help businesses and job seekers in the U.S.

Waiver Requests

Waivers requested by the Department of Employment and Economic Development.