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  • DEED Awards Grants to Assist Emerging Businesses
    October 02, 2015 - DEED has awarded two-year grants totaling $2.7 million to 11 nonprofit organizations that provide services and technical assistance to emerging businesses and entrepreneurs in Minnesota.
  • DEED Accepting Applications for Job Training Program
    September 25, 2015 - New or expanding businesses in Greater Minnesota can apply for grants through the Job Training Incentive Program administered by DEED.
  • Broadband Applications Increase in Latest Funding Round
    September 23, 2015 - DEED has closed the application process for $10.58 million in funding that is available to build out broadband infrastructure in Greater Minnesota.
  • Grants Awarded to Programs that Serve People Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind
    September 18, 2015 - Two Twin Cities programs that serve people who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind have each received $500,000 grants from DEED.
  • Employers Add 7,300 Jobs in August
    September 17, 2015 - Minnesota employers added 7,300 jobs in August, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by DEED. The state unemployment rate held steady in August at a seasonally adjusted 4 percent, compared with a U.S. unemployment rate of 5.1 percent.
  • DEED Launching Workforce Housing Program
    September 15, 2015 - DEED will begin accepting applications on Nov. 2 for grants awarded by the Workforce Housing Development Program.
  • State Commissioners Hit the Road to Cut Red Tape
    September 10, 2015 - Today kicks off a three-day “Commissioners on Wheels” tour in which the leaders of nine state agencies will visit seven cities and towns in northern Minnesota and talk directly with business owners about how to make doing business in Minnesota easier. Tour stops include Warroad, International Falls, Bemidji, Bena, Cohasset, Carlton and Duluth.
  • Minnesota Trade Office Awarded Over $500K for Export Promotion Program
    September 08, 2015 - The Minnesota Trade Office has been awarded $564,132 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to fund the Minnesota STEP program (State Trade and Export Promotion).
  • Job Vacancies Rise to 98,000 in Second Quarter
    September 02, 2015 - Job vacancies in Minnesota climbed to 98,000 in the second quarter of 2015, a 15.7 percent increase from the same period a year ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • Job Creation Fund Completes Original Funding Round
    September 02, 2015 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has allocated all $24 million that was approved in the 2013 legislative session for the Job Creation Fund.
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