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DEED Seeks Funding to Help Minnesota’s Long-Term Unemployed

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Last month, DEED and the Minnesota Department of Human Services applied for federal funding that would provide training for long-term unemployed Minnesotans, enabling them to transition out of public assistance.

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Great Holiday Gifts from Made in Minnesota Directory Businesses

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:10 PM
Tags: small businesses

Most everyone is thinking about the holidays – and for many people that means shopping for just the right gift for friends and family.

The Made in Minnesota directory , launched in 2013 by DEED, provides the perfect venue to shop for holiday gifts while supporting the local economy. And in the spirit of Cyber Monday, some of these companies offer especially good shopping opportunities online.

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Angel Tax Credit Program Attracts Investment for Mill Creek

Posted on November 05, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Tags: angel tax credit, small businesses

Judy K. Lundy, president, COO and cofounder at Mill Creek Life Sciences LLC, a company that developed a better protein supplement to grow stem cells, found that getting investors for funds to commercialize her company’s product wasn’t easy.

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Working With Your Hands and Mind

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Tags: manufacturing, job training

Precision metal manufacturing is a growing field in Minnesota, with plenty of job openings expected in the coming years. Machine operator Altheha DrePaul talks about her job and why she values a career in manufacturing.

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Minnesota – Home to Innovative Business and Cool Products

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:14 AM
Tags: manufacturing

Minnesota is known as the best place to live, work and play. And it’s the 10th most innovative state in the U.S., according to 2014 rankings by Bloomberg.

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Check out Manufacturing Careers

Posted on October 09, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Tags: career planning, manufacturing

If you’re a student or other career explorer, you’ll want to check out manufacturing jobs. Workers in the field say it’s rewarding to make a product, great to have a well-paying job and pleasant to work in a modern and clean environment. And with Minnesota Manufacturers Week set for Oct. 19-25, now’s an excellent time to learn more about Minnesota's manufacturing industries

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DEED Celebrates Manufacturing in MN

Posted on October 07, 2014 at 1:22 PM
Tags: manufacturing

This month we’re highlighting the manufacturing sector in Minnesota. Robust, versatile and always leading the pack, Minnesota's manufacturing sector is the backbone of the state's economy. Minnesota’s manufacturers produce everything from high-tech electronics to high-end food products and everything in between. Minnesota manufacturers are known the world over for high quality and innovation.

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Minnesota Economy Continues to Make Progress, but Challenges Remain

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 2:12 PM
Tags: economy

Despite the length of our recovery and the jobs that we have regained, the severity of the recession and the often feeble nature of employment growth still leave us shy of a complete recovery.

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Making a Living Making Things

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 2:18 PM
Tags: Southwest MN

Anyone walking into a manufacturing plant today would see a stark contrast from what was common in the last century. 

Much progress has been made toward correcting safety and health concerns of yesteryear and promoting a vibrant workplace. One thing hasn’t changed, though. The industry remains an important source of jobs, both nationally and in Minnesota.

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Northern Minnesota Health Care Industry in Good Shape

Posted on August 07, 2014 at 10:14 AM
Tags: Northwest MN, Northeast MN, career planning

Northern Minnesota, traditionally home to a strong goods-producing sector, was hit hard by the Great Recession. The economy is still solidly grounded in its rich natural resources and strong manufacturing base, but the health care and social assistance sector weathered the recession to emerge as the largest employer in the region.

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