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  • State Loses 100 Jobs in February
    March 26, 2014 - Minnesota employers cut 100 jobs in February, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • Pearson Candy Company Expanding in St. Paul
    March 26, 2014 - Pearson Candy Co., which has been making candy in Minnesota for more than 100 years, is expanding its St. Paul operations in a move that will create at least 40 local jobs.
  • DEED Hosts First Water Technology Summit
    March 25, 2014 - Leaders from the water technology industry and other officials met in Eagan today for the state’s first Minnesota Water Technology Business Summit. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) hosted the event, which explored how Minnesota can address global water issues and showcase the state’s business strength in this sector. The summit was held at Ecolab’s Allan L. Schuman Campus in Eagan.
  • DEED Awards First Job Creation Fund Projects
    March 25, 2014 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced the first projects awarded funding under the Minnesota Job Creation Fund, a new $24 million program approved by Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature last spring for economic development.
  • Entries Being Accepted for 10th Annual Minnesota Cup
    March 24, 2014 - Minnesota entrepreneurs and inventors are encouraged to submit their innovative business ideas for the Minnesota Cup contest beginning today. Participants in the 10th annual event will be competing for $300,000 in prize money in seven divisions.
  • DEED Awards $1.4M for Redevelopment, Demolition Projects
    March 20, 2014 - DEED awarded two redevelopment grants and two demolition loans for projects that are expected to create and retain 84 jobs, increase the tax base by more than $870,000 and result in commercial development.
  • State Exports Climb 6 Percent in Fourth Quarter
    March 17, 2014 - Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products grew to $5.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 6 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • DEED Partners with MnSCU to Expand Opportunities for Workers
    March 14, 2014 - DEED awarded nearly $3.3 million in grants to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to train 4,294 current and new employees of 18 businesses. The grants were awarded under the agency’s Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program.
  • State Employers Add 600 Jobs in January
    March 13, 2014 - Minnesota employers added 600 jobs in January, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency also released revised figures that show the state gained 12,661 more jobs than originally reported over the previous 21 months.
  • Minnesota Trade Office Names Director of Foreign Direct Investment
    March 07, 2014 - A Minneapolis lawyer with experience as an international trade consultant has been named director of foreign direct investment at the Minnesota Trade Office (MTO), a new position that will oversee four foreign trade offices and spearhead efforts to attract more foreign direct investment to the state.
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