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  • State Employers Add 6,600 Jobs in November
    December 18, 2014 - Minnesota employers added 6,600 jobs in November, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • State Exports Reach Record $5.5 Billion in Third Quarter
    December 17, 2014 - Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products reached a record $5.5 billion in the third quarter, a 5.8 percent increase from the same period a year ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). U.S. exports during the quarter were up 4.2 percent.
  • Smiths Medical Announces Plans to Move to New Corporate Headquarters
    December 11, 2014 - Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced plans to move the company’s global headquarters to a new facility in Plymouth, Minn., from its existing location in Arden Hills, Minn. The transition process is expected to begin in 2015 and be completed in 2016.
  • Federal Package Network Moving Operations to Chanhassen
    December 10, 2014 - Federal Package Network Inc., which designs, manufacturers and fills containers for the health and beauty industry, is moving its operations to Chanhassen and plans to increase its workforce by 37 employees.
  • DEED Grants Aim to Close the Gender Gap, Support Minnesota Women
    December 05, 2014 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded $475,000 in Women and High-Wage, High-Demand, Nontraditional Jobs Grant Program grants to eight organizations that will prepare and place women in new career opportunities.
  • DEED Names New Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development
    November 24, 2014 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today that Kevin McKinnon has been named deputy commissioner of economic development, replacing Robin Sternberg, who is stepping down due to a transition out of state.
  • State Adds 9,500 Jobs in October
    November 20, 2014 - Minnesota employers added 9,500 jobs in October, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • DEED Wins National Finance Award
    November 18, 2014 - The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) has named the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) the winner of the 2014 CDFA Excellence in Access to Capital Finance Award. The group cited the state’s use of a wide range of innovative programs designed to promote economic development by enhancing access to capital for Minnesota businesses.
  • Foreign Students on the Rise, Contribute $354 Million to Economy
    November 17, 2014 - International students have a significant impact on the Minnesota economy, spending $354.2 million a year in the state, according to a new report released today by the New York City-based Institute of International Education.
  • DEED Awards 12 Job Skills Partnership Grants to Train Minnesota Workers
    November 14, 2014 - DEED has awarded grants totaling $1,496,784 under the MJSP to train 2,225 current workers and new hires. With support from Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota legislature, the MJSP has awarded $27.6M to train 32,269 workers and has leveraged $57M in private funding.
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