Recently, DEED announced Minnesota’s latest employment numbers for January 2015. The most notable update was the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. Comparatively, the national unemployment rate for January was 5.7 percent.
Governor Mark Dayton will lead a trade mission to Mexico Aug. 9-14. Besides helping Minnesota companies find business opportunities in Mexico, the governor hopes to attract Mexican investments to Minnesota and promote the state as a great place to do business.
DEED’s Angel Tax Credit Program has attracted millions of dollars in private investments for high-tech startups in Minnesota.Read More...
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...
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.
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.