DEED Roundup

We have a wide variety of stories to tell each day - from updates on the economy to trips around the state. The DEED Roundup compiles each week's highlights into one place.

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July 21, 2014

DEED Partners with Lake Superior College, AAR Corp to Train Workers, State Gains 8,500 Jobs in June, Specialized Employment and Training Services for Vets, and Serving Our Clients: Sharon Yde.


July 14, 2014

More than 150 Employers Support Veterans Career Fair, Deed Receives National Emergency Funding to Retrain Unemployed Minnesotans.

July 7, 2014

Vision Processing to Expand Plant in Owatonna, Clyde Machines Expanding in Glenwood, Minnesota is 3rd Best State to Make a Living.

June 30, 2014

Twin Cities Showing Sturdy Growth, Sign-Zone Moving Operations to Brooklyn Center, Capital Safety Adding 100 Jobs in Red Wing.

June 24, 2014

State Gains 10,300 Jobs in May, Daikin Adding 40 Jobs in Owatonna, Program Helps Manufacturers, New Workers.

June 16, 2014

Minnesota Exports Reach $5B in 4th Quarter, Veteran-owned Businesses, Once Armed with a Degree where do New Grads Land? and How to Use the Social Media Website Pinterest for Your Job Search.


June 9, 2014

New Life for Former Arden Hills Ammo Plant, DEED Introduces Employment Outcomes Tool, DEED Awards Training Grant to Alexandria Technical and Community College, Job Search Tips for Working Moms.


June 2, 2014

DEED Awards 35 Small Cities Development Grants and $1.5 Million for Dislocated Worker Program Services, Delta SKY offers a profile of Minnesota, Tips for Teleworking, Minnesota's Healthy Seniors.


May 27, 2014

USDOL Secretary Perez Visits Burnsville WorkForce Center, State Exports at $20.7B in 2013, DEED Awards DCTC Grant to Train BTD Employees, Saluting Minnesota's first-responders to small-business emergencies.


May 19, 2014

New Law Cuts Redundant Record-keeping Requirements for 120,000+ Businesses, Mankato Finally Gets its Due, and State Sheds 4,200 Jobs in Minnesota.


May 12, 2014

Commissioner Sieben visits Mankato, Homark Homes expanding in Red Lake Falls and Northland Job Fair draws a crowd.

May 5, 2014

Commissioner Sieben visits Hibbing Community College, Andersen Corp. expanding with DEED assistance in Bayport and Miller Manufacturing expanding in Glencoe.

April 28, 2014

Axis Tilts to Opening in May, UMD Opening Center to Train Next Gen of Miners, MSP Chosen for FDI Pilot Project, Using the Phone to Contact Employers, Serving Our Clients: David, Youth Apprenticeship.


April 21, 2014

Minnesota to Set Up 'Value of Solar' Tariff, State Gains 2,600 Jobs in March, St. Paul's Hill Library Named 'Greatest Historical Treasure', Serving Our Clients: Taylor, Bemidji Youthbuild.


April 14, 2014

DEED visits Moorhead and Bemidji, Refresh Your Job Search for Spring, North Star Insurance Expands Cottonwood Headquarters, Serving Our Clients: Tatiana, Youth Program Success Story.


April 7, 2014

State Grants $740K to Startup That's Adding Jobs in Hastings, Events for Job Seekers, Employers Report 60,400 Vacancies in 4th Qtr, Governor Proclaims 2014 as Year of Worksite Wellness.


March 31, 2014

Pearson Candy Company Expanding in St. Paul, DEED Awards First Job Creation Fund Projects, We're No. 4 in Happy, Serving Our Clients: Displaced Homemaker Program.


March 24, 2014

Water Scarcity Presents Opportunity for Minnesota Companies, Construction and Trades Career Fair in Rochester Coming Up, Auto Supplier Adding Up to 150 Jobs in Winona.


March 17, 2014

Minnesota Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 4.7 Percent, DEED Partners with MnSCU to Train Thousands of Workers, Get Jobs Job Fair Set for March 27.


March 10, 2014

Report: 34 Biz Expansions Create 1,100 Jobs, NORTHFORCE Talent Community Launches, Living the American Dream in Minnesota, You Need to Know Beans about Accounting.


March 3, 2014

Way Better Snacks are Way Better in Minnesota, Ice Castle Manufacturer Expanding in Pine River, Most Important Career Question to Ask Yourself.


February 24, 2014

Commissioners tout graduation rates, Minnesotans support raising minimum wage and how we serve our clients.

February 18, 2014

Cluster strategy could work with water, Minnesota Water Technology Business Summit March 25, who we work with, making a house a home.



February 10, 2014

DEED announces three Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grants, Minnesota construction industry expected to generate more than 34,000 new jobs by the end of the decade, and the economic recovery stays on pace in Duluth.

February 3, 2014

Gov. Dayton announces Super Bowl steering committee, USA Today hearts St. Paul as most romantic getaway, DEED grants help St. Cloud area manufacturers grow.


January 27, 2014

Governor announces bid for 2018 Super Bowl, employers add 9,500 jobs in December and Comcast keeps regional headquarters in St. Paul.

January 21, 2014

Minnesota companies discovering markets in the Middle East, a visual resume says 'hire me', roll out the barrels.


January 13, 2014

DEED launches Minnesota Job Creation Fund, job vacancies climb in the recovery and latest issue of Trends magazine includes cover story on the rapidly expanding craft brewing industry in Minnesota.

January 6, 2014

Manufacturing expansions are booming, state exports at $5.2B in third quarter, Alexandria among top 10 small towns in America.


December 30, 2013

Rosy employment outlook in southwestern Minnesota, a great year for Minnesota brewers and job-hunting tips for 2014.

December 23, 2013

Mapping median income, better angels of business development, tips for holiday networking


December 16, 2013

Brooklyn Park lands Olympus, DEED launches Angel Loan Program and grants awarded for programs to help at-risk youth.

December 9, 2013

Minnesota economy back on track, tax cuts projected with $1 billion state surplus.

December 2, 2013

Business expansions generating jobs, MacKenzie to head Office of Broadband Development.

November 18, 2013

Duluth brewer wins Minnesota Brownfields ReScape award, DEED announces training grants.

November 12, 2013

Minneapolis a best place for vets, Minnesota company a Super Bowl ad contender.

November 4, 2013

Olympus planning Brooklyn Park project, Twin Cities seventh in economic index and Minnesota chosen for NGA program.

October 28, 2013

Manufacturing database to keep dollars in MN, Owatonna celebrates manufacturing success and considering a career in manufacturing.

October 21, 2013

DEED awards redevelopment grants, reaching out to workers and matching jobs with training.

October 14, 2013

Export initiative wins national award, Minnesota makes its case for ADM and Inventors Congress heads to Twin Cities.

October 7, 2013

Competition fierce for ADM, holiday hiring is just around the corner, and taking license with your business.

September 30, 2013

Twin Cities on short list of sites for new global ADM headquarters, 'Platform to Employment' project offers hope to long-term jobless and Minnesota eighth on Forbes List of Best States for Business.

September 23, 2013

The State gains 12,200 jobs in August, the Twin Cities economy surged last year and a manufacturing expansion is underway.

September 16, 2013

DEED names John Shoffner Business Development Director, rural Minnesota leads Minnesota rebound after year of contraction and Minnesota colleges launch a push for more international students.

September 9, 2013

Commissioner Sieben talks Minnesota business expansions, job vacancies hit a 12-year high and three more Minnesota cities are Shovel Ready.

September 3, 2013

Being prepared for economic development is key to growth, Minnesota companies export $5.2 billion and business expansions generate 1,500 jobs.

August 26, 2013

China's massive market lures Minnesota, three Minnesota companies on Forbes' Innovative Companies list and Minnesota's secret weapon - our educated workers.

August 19, 2013

Southern Minnesota could be poised for economic transformation, Minnesota adds 4,300 jobs in July and a new Social Media Guide for Businesses.

August 12, 2013

Minnesota's exceptional quality of life, Mankato business growing by leaps and bounds and Minnesota companies topping the oil boom.

August 5, 2013

Minnesota among one of the best states to find a job, the 1st Annual Big Tent Career Fair and employment services offered to Minnesota Veterans.

July 29, 2013

"We Have a Very Positive Ecomomic Story to Tell," the Mayo Clinic and jobs and Minnesota manufacturing resurgance.

July 22, 2013

The Vets Career Fair draws a crowd, the unemployment rate fell to 5.2%, and Commissioner Sieben joined Valley Cartage at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Lake Elmo.

July 15, 2013

Exports post their 10th straight quarterly record, Minnesota is winning the border battle with Wisconsin, and Minneapolis is named a top biking city.         

July 8, 2013

July named "Hire a Veteran" month, Minneapolis has the lowest unemployment rate of any big city in the U.S., and unemployment is soon expected to return to its pre-recessionary peak.

July 1, 2013

Forty-two business expansions add 1,300 jobs in Minnesota, Europe trade mission a success for Mankato, Twin Cities named second brainiest metro in country.

June 24, 2013

Unemployment rate steady at 5.3%, businesses add 8,400 jobs in May, state economy among the fastest growing in the U.S.