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Titan Training: A dual-track approach

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:05 PM
Tags: job training, grants, Northwest MN

Recently Northland Community and Technical College received a $293,378 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program grant to train 75 employees of Titan Machinery, Inc. in northwest Minnesota.


Understanding January Employment Data

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 10:10 AM

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 Dayton to Lead Trade Mission to Mexico, Promote State

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:21 PM
Tags: trade mission, exports

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.


What's New with the Angel Tax Credit Program

Posted on March 05, 2015 at 2:34 PM
Tags: angel tax credit

DEED’s Angel Tax Credit Program has attracted millions of dollars in private investments for high-tech startups in Minnesota.


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.


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).


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.


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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