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  • State Exports at $5.2 Billion in Second Quarter
    August 28, 2015 - Minnesota businesses exported $5.2 billion worth of agricultural, mining and manufactured products in the second quarter, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • Job Skills Partnership Grant Helps Train Patient Advocates
    August 27, 2015 - DEED has awarded Optivation-Northwest Technical College a $46,393 MJSP grant to train 10 employees of Northern Dental Access Center, Community Resource Connections and Sanford Health Legal Services of NW MN.
  • Lifecore Biomedical Expanding in Chaska
    August 26, 2015 - Biomaterials manufacturing firm Lifecore Biomedical will invest $18 million and create 68 jobs in an expansion of its facilities in Chaska.
  • State Loses 3,900 Jobs in July
    August 20, 2015 - Minnesota employers eliminated 3,900 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by DEED. The unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percent to 4 percent.
  • Unemployment Insurance Program Marks 80th Anniversary
    August 14, 2015 - The federal Unemployment Insurance Program, part of the Social Security Act that President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law on Aug. 14, 1935, is celebrating its 80th anniversary today.
  • Job Skills Partnership Grants Seek to Support Workforce Needs of Manufacturers in Mankato
    August 07, 2015 - DEED has awarded South Central College two Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grants totaling $69,542 to address regional workforce training needs.
  • DEED Allocates $12 Million in Angel Tax Credits
    August 06, 2015 - The Angel Tax Credit Program has allocated $12 million in tax credits for investments in more than 80 Minnesota startup companies so far this year, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • Sportech Planning $6.5 Million Expansion in Elk River
    July 28, 2015 - Sportech Inc. will increase its workforce by 43 employees and invest $6.5 million in an expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Elk River.
  • Governor Appoints Members to Broadband Task Force
    July 22, 2015 - Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed seven new members and reappointed eight current members to the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband, whose mission includes promoting the expansion of broadband in Greater Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Adds 2,900 Jobs in June
    July 16, 2015 - Minnesota gained 2,900 jobs in June – a welcome reversal after employers cut 200 jobs in May. The state’s unemployment rate was up 0.1 percent in June to 3.9 percent, according to figures released today by DEED.
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