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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January 20, 2015

Anoka County FastTRAC Program Receives Honor, Two West Central Minnesota Counties Back From Recession, Greater Minnesota Counties Lead Economic Recovery, Manufacturers Optimistic about 2015, blog: Techniques to Help You Land That Dream Job.

January 12, 2015

How Jet Edge Won Contracts in Africa -- Thanks to a Trade Mission to China, Manufacturing Strength to Continue in 2015, Unemployment Insurance Claims Lowest Since 2007, State Grants Aim to Get More Women in Hard Hats, Four Companies Expanding with Help from DEED Program.

January 5, 2015

Final Funding Secured to Update Duluth Docks, Minnesota Ranks no. 2 in Business Conditions Index, Millennials on the Move to Minneapolis, Magnum Machining Workforce Receives Training with DEED Grant, DEED UI Program Wins National Award, Serving Our Clients: St. Paul's Right Track Youth Employment Program.

December 29, 2014

Minnesota Finishes 2014 Strong, Veterans Get Edge in Hiring for Civil Service Jobs, DEED Awards $6.5M in Cleanup Funding, Did You Know: Rates of Volunteerism in the Twin Cities Among the Highest in the Country, FastTRAC Healthcare Pathways Program Receives Circle of Excellence Award from DHS.

December 22, 2014

State Employers Add 6,600 Jobs in November, Exports Reach Record $5.5B in 3rd Qtr, Mankato-North Mankato MSA Reaches Another Milestone, Bright Future for Renewable Energy in Minnesota, Serving Our Clients: Budgeting and Financial Literacy Classes at WorkForce Centers.

December 15, 2014

Minnesota's Tech Community Welcomes Data Centers, Twin Cities Firms to Launch Academy to Train Software Developers, Smiths Medical Plans to Move to New Corporate Headquarters, Development Projects that Will Transform MSP in 2015, Serving Our Clients: Mining Industry Day.

December 8, 2014

Italy's Ambassador Seeks to Grow Trade with Minnesota, Anoka County Gets Funding for Federal Disability Project, DEED Grants Aim to Close Gender Gap and Support Minnesota Women, Blog: Look for an Employer with a Work Culture that Fits Your Personality.

December 1, 2014

DEED Names New Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development, Competition Running High for Holiday Hiring, DEED to Award Trade and Export Grants, Turkey Stats, blog: Take Time to Give Thanks then Reenergize Your Job Search.

November 24, 2014

State Adds 9,500 Jobs in October, Today's Senior Employment Scene, Where is the North? Rebranding Minnesota, Twin Cities Ranked Most Affordable for Homebuyers, Blog: What to Do When You Don't Get the Job Offer, Serving Our Clients: SSB and Metro Transit Conversation.

November 17, 2014

Minnesota Named Among Top Ten States for Business, Rochester Becoming Hot Market for Foreign Investors, Export Assistance Grants Available from Minnesota Trade Office, TEAM Industries Plans Detroit Lakes Expansion, Minnesota Vets in the Workplace.

November 10, 2014

DEED Awards Three Workforce Development Grants to MSU-Mankato, Code42 Announces Planned Expansion Project, Blog: Tips to Overcome Job Fears, Meda Monthly Workshops, Serving Our Clients: Job Training Incentive Pilot Program.

November 3, 2014

Manufacturers Get Help from Job Training Pilot, West Broadway Education and Career Center Moves Forward, Angel Tax Credit Program Now Accepting Applications, Rambow Inc. Announces New London Expansion, Did You Know: Northfield is the Best Place in US to Retire.

October 27, 2014

DEED Commissioner Celebrates State Supply Chain Locally, Rochester Area Job Market Takes Off, State Proclaims Manufacturers Week, DEED Wins National Recognition for Innovative Job Creation Fund, New in DEED: Resource Guide to Community and Business Development.

October 20, 2014

State Adds 7,200 Jobs in September, $15M Angel Tax Credit Earmarks Money for Underserved Groups in 2015, After Wooing Businesses, an Effort to Fill Scott County Jobs, Minnesota Manufacturers Week Oct. 19-25, Serving Our Clients: SSB and Low-Cost, On-the-Job Technology Accommodations.

October 13, 2014

Northland Vet Paying it Forward after Difficult Transition, How a New State Website is Helping Students Make College Pay, State Launches Three Initiatives to Encourage Small Business Growth, Upcoming Events: Scott County Career Fair.

October 6, 2014

Report: Clean Energy is Boon for Jobs, DEED Expands Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities, ID Your Job and Transferable Skills, Serving Our Clients: National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

September 29, 2014

New Online Tool Helps Students Decide Future, Rebiotix Banks on Minnesota Angel Tax Credit, Brazil-bound, Blog: How to Be Successful at Job Fairs, NHCC Opens Bioscience & Health Careers Center and Grads will Welcome, a New Microsite.

September 22, 2014

The Degree-to-Paycheck Decision, DEED Awards $1.7M for Redevelopment Projects, State Gains 6,100 Jobs in August, Job Fair in North Minneapolis, Blog: Best Practices for Email Etiquette, Rochester WorkForce Center Holds Grand Opening.

September 15, 2014

Exports Climb to $5.4B in 2nd Qtr, Hundreds of Minnesota Jobs to be Created Through Expansions, Innovators and Angels Meetup, St. Cloud Job Fair on Sept. 23, Serving Our Clients through the Trades Up Construction Training Program.

September 8, 2014

Shovels Turning for Twin Cities Industrial Projects, Job Creation Fund Making a Mark, Minneapolis-St. Paul Put the Labor in Labor Day, How to Stand Out with LinkedIn, We've Got the Power in Minnesota.

September 2, 2014

DEED Commissioner Shares Pillars of State's Thriving Economy, Foreign Students are Valuable Assets to Twin Cities Businesses and Economy, Menasha Packaging Expanding in Lakeville, How Tax Field Auditors Serve Our Business Customers.

August 25, 2014

DEED Awards 16 Grants to Train Lower-Income and Current Workers, Angel Tax Credit Program, How to Boost Your Back-to-School Job Search, Three Dislocated Worker Grants Serving Workers Affected by Large Layoffs, What Makes a 'Best Town Ever'?

August 18, 2014

Custom Products Plans to Expand, Add Jobs, State Loses 4,200 Jobs in July, Guadalupe Alternative Programs Awarded Federal Grant to Assist At-Risk Youth Enter Workforce, Power Surge in Minnesota's Solar Industry.

August 11, 2014

Interactive Map of DEED Travels, Job Picture Uneven for Persons of Color, Custom Products of Litchfield Expanding, Minnesota Farms Won't Feel Big Burden from Russian Ban, Serving Our Clients: Gov. Dayton Directs State Agencies to increase employment of Minnesotans with Disabilities.

August 4, 2014

White House Praises State's Adult Job Training as National Model, Polaris Partners with Job Creation Fund for Twin Cities Expansion, Super Radiator Coils Expands in Chaska, Business Card is a Networking Necessity.

July 28, 2014

Venture Capital Investment Jumps to $105M in 2nd Qtr., Groundbreaking Set for Recycling and Waste Facility in Redwood Falls, Biden Report Highlights Minn Training Model, National Farmers Market Week August 3-9, Business Loan Insights.

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 Economic Story to Tell," the Mayo Clinic and jobs and Minnesota manufacturing resurgence.

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.