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Minnesota’s Clean Energy Economy

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 9:31 AM

The clean energy sector – businesses specializing in wind, solar, bio, energy efficiency and the smart grid – is one of Minnesota’s fastest-growing and most promising industries.

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Trade in Minnesota Exports Strengthens in 2014

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 2:20 PM
Tags: exports

2014 was a strong year for Minnesota exports. Here are a few of the accomplishments made this past year by the Minnesota Trade Office (MTO), which works to boost exports and increase foreign direct investment (FDI).

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Jobs and Investments Drive Economic Growth in 2014

Posted on February 09, 2015 at 1:05 PM

Minnesota’s economy took a big step forward in 2014, with the unemployment rate dropping to its lowest level in nearly 14 years and employers creating more than 33,000 jobs. Employment reached an all-time high in the state and showed every indication of continuing to grow in 2015. Read More...

Help for Small Businesses

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Minnesota is blessed with a wealth of Fortune 500 companies, including 3M, General Mills and Target. But small businesses form the core of the Minnesota economy, with more than 500,000 of them employing 1.2 million people. Altogether, small businesses account for 97.8 percent of all employers in the state.

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DEED’s Mission to Help Unemployed Minnesotans Stays Strong

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:06 AM
Tags: unemployment, unemployment insurance

In 2014, we held strong to our mission of putting mighty Minnesotans back to work. More than 190,000 jobs have been added to our economy in the past four years. Read More...

Looking Back on DEED’s 2014 Accomplishments

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 3:54 PM

In January of 2014, the state’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent. With an 18 percent reduction in unemployment insurance claims compared to the year before, Minnesotans were getting back to work. Last year at this time, it seemed like Minnesota had finally put the Great Recession in its rear-view mirror.

But even with the good news going into the New Year, we still couldn’t have predicted all of the success we were about to realize collectively in 2014.

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DEED Goes to Work to Give Vets a Certain Future

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 8:13 AM
Tags: veterans, jobs

In 2014 DEED’s work to strengthen talent, innovation and trade in the state made tremendous headway. Clearly, Minnesota veterans embody an enormous amount of talent. Here are some ways DEED burnished their credentials even more.

 

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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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