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  • DEED Awards Broadband Grants Totaling $19.4 Million
    February 02, 2015 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced grants totaling $19.4 million to help 17 entities in Minnesota develop broadband infrastructure in their communities. The awards will help serve 6,095 households, 83 community institutions and 150 businesses in unserved or underserved regions of the state.
  • 2015 Edition of ‘A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota’ Now Available
    January 28, 2015 - The 2015 edition of ‘A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota’ is now available without charge from the Small Business Assistance Office at DEED. The popular guide provides a concise summary of the major issues faced by anyone starting a business in Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Job Creation Fund Wins Economic Development Initiative Award
    January 22, 2015 - The Economic Development Association of Minnesota awarded the state’s Minnesota Job Creation Fund the “2015 Economic Development Initiative” award during the Excellence in Economic Development Awards ceremony for the program’s creative approach to economic development.
  • State Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.6 Percent
    January 22, 2015 - Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in December, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.6 percent.
  • Solar Company tenKsolar to Receive Workforce Training
    January 21, 2015 - DEED has awarded Anoka-Ramsey Community College a $230,468 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant to train 160 tenKsolar, Inc. employees.
  • Greater Minnesota Counties Lead Economic Recovery
    January 15, 2015 - Minnesota ranks 3rd in the nation in the number of counties that have recovered from the recession, according to a report from the National Association of Counties (NACO).
  • Survey: Manufacturing Strength to Continue in 2015
    January 08, 2015 - Minnesota manufacturers are optimistic about the industry in 2015, with more than 90 percent saying they expect production and employment levels to increase or stay the same – up more than 10 percent from 2014 for both indicators – according to a survey by DEED and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
  • Unemployment Insurance Claims Lowest Since 2007
    January 07, 2015 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will provide summaries of unemployment benefits paid in 2014 to 178,649 Minnesotans, the lowest level of claims since before the Great Recession.
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