News Releases RSS | Department of Employment and Economic Development | State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed en-us State Exports Reach Record $5.5 Billion in Third Quarter Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:10:59 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-150783 Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products reached a record $5.5 billion in the third quarter, a 5.8 percent increase from the same period a year ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). U.S. exports during the quarter were up 4.2 percent. Smiths Medical Announces Plans to Move to New Corporate Headquarters Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:16:38 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-150501 Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced plans to move the company’s global headquarters to a new facility in Plymouth, Minn., from its existing location in Arden Hills, Minn. The transition process is expected to begin in 2015 and be completed in 2016. Federal Package Network Moving Operations to Chanhassen Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:33:37 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-150418 Federal Package Network Inc., which designs, manufacturers and fills containers for the health and beauty industry, is moving its operations to Chanhassen and plans to increase its workforce by 37 employees. DEED Grants Aim to Close the Gender Gap, Support Minnesota Women Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:19:45 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-150214 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded $475,000 in Women and High-Wage, High-Demand, Nontraditional Jobs Grant Program grants to eight organizations that will prepare and place women in new career opportunities. DEED Names New Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:01:41 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-149209 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today that Kevin McKinnon has been named deputy commissioner of economic development, replacing Robin Sternberg, who is stepping down due to a transition out of state. State Adds 9,500 Jobs in October Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:02:53 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-149016 Minnesota employers added 9,500 jobs in October, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED Wins National Finance Award Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:28:35 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-148046 The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) has named the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) the winner of the 2014 CDFA Excellence in Access to Capital Finance Award. The group cited the state’s use of a wide range of innovative programs designed to promote economic development by enhancing access to capital for Minnesota businesses. Foreign Students on the Rise, Contribute $354 Million to Economy Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:00:47 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-148636 International students have a significant impact on the Minnesota economy, spending $354.2 million a year in the state, according to a new report released today by the New York City-based Institute of International Education. DEED Awards 12 Job Skills Partnership Grants to Train Minnesota Workers Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:14:51 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-148391 DEED has awarded grants totaling $1,496,784 under the MJSP to train 2,225 current workers and new hires. With support from Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota legislature, the MJSP has awarded $27.6M to train 32,269 workers and has leveraged $57M in private funding. Export Assistance Grants Available from Minnesota Trade Office Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:50:43 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-148278 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has been awarded more than $470,000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for its State Trade and Export Promotion Program (STEP). TEAM Industries Plans Detroit Lakes Expansion Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:46:37 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-148036 TEAM Industries, a Bagley company that specializes in manufacturing drivetrains and other components for vehicles, is planning a $7.8 million expansion at its production facility in Detroit Lakes. DEED Awards Three Workforce Development Grants to Minnesota State University Mankato Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:00:07 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-147333 DEED has awarded three grants totaling $506,688 under the MJSP to Minnesota State University Mankato to train hundreds of Firmenich, Michael Foods, Inc., and Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. employees in Mankato. Code42 Announces Planned Expansion Project Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:25:14 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-146832 The State of Minnesota today announced its support of a $70 million two-phase expansion project under consideration by Minneapolis-based software developer Code42, contingent upon Minneapolis City Council approval on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 and other deal terms currently under negotiation. West Broadway Education and Career Center Moves Forward Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:40:40 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-146531 State and local officials have completed final details for the $6.4 million West Broadway Education and Career Center in North Minneapolis. Ikonics Plans $4.3 Million Duluth Expansion Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:55:15 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-146042 Duluth-based imaging technology company Ikonics Corp. announced plans today to invest $4.3 million in an expansion that will include hiring 20 new workers. Halcon Expanding in Stewartville Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:09:22 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-145929 Office furniture manufacturer Halcon Corp. is adding 12 jobs and will invest $2.9 million to expand its facilities in Stewartville. Rambow Inc. Announces New London Expansion Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:42:45 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-145587 Rambow Inc., a New London company that specializes in custom embroidery and screen-printed apparel and promotional items, announced plans today to expand its operations and create 15 full-time jobs as it increases its sales outside of Minnesota. DEED Awards Grant to Train Metro Mold & Design Workforce Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:28:14 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-145286 DEED has awarded Anoka-Ramsey Community College a $375,311 MJSP grant to train more than 400 Metro Mold & Design (MMD) employees. First Job Training Pilot Program Grants Awarded Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:49:32 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-145041 Three manufacturers in Greater Minnesota received worker-training grants totaling $144,000 from the Job Training Incentive Pilot Program. State Proclaims Manufacturers Week Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:06:21 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-145017 Minnesota Manufacturers Week, a statewide public celebration that puts the spotlight on a crucial sector of the state’s economy, is this week, Oct 19-25. State Adds 7,200 Jobs in September Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:40:21 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-144804 Minnesota employers added 7,200 jobs in September, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED Awards Business-Development Grants Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:26:58 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-144459 Two Minneapolis organizations that help low-income and minority entrepreneurs were awarded $260,000 in grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Unison Comfort Technologies Expanding Minneapolis Operations Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:42:19 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-144277 Unison Comfort Technologies, a manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems for the commercial sector, is expanding its facilities in north Minneapolis and will add 75 jobs. Minnesota Clean Energy Employment Surges to 15,300; Wages High Compared with State Average Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:39:46 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-144201 Minnesota has a growing clean energy economy that sustains local jobs and attracts investment, according to a new report released jointly by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Minnesota Department of Commerce. State Launches Initiatives to Encourage Small Business Growth Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:16:46 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-144101 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has launched three new initiatives that offer assistance to help small businesses in Minnesota expand or improve their operations. State Job Vacancies Reach 13-Year High Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:40:53 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-143998 Job vacancies in Minnesota climbed to their highest level in 13 years in the second quarter, with employers reporting nearly 84,700 openings statewide, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED Awarded DOL Grant to Expand Employment Opportunities Statewide for People with Disabilities Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:13:26 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-143308 DEED has been awarded $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand employment opportunities for adults with disabilities. Anoka County Workforce Council, Central Minnesota Jobs & Training Services Inc. and Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council will operate career pathway programming in a 26-county region. DEED Accepting Applications for Broadband Grants Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:55:25 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-141935 State officials are accepting applications for funding to expand broadband infrastructure in areas of Minnesota that don’t have adequate high-speed Internet service. Park Industries Expanding in St. Cloud Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:02:34 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-141783 Stone-processing equipment manufacturer Park Industries Inc. announced plans today to invest in its operations and expand its facility in St. Cloud. DEED Awards $1.7 Million for Redevelopment Projects Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:07:00 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-141597 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded four grants and one loan for redevelopment projects in Minnesota that are expected to create or retain more than 5,700 jobs. State Gains 6,100 Jobs in August Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:32:23 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-141455 Minnesota employers added 6,100 jobs in August, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED Pilot Program Helps Fund Roseau Apartment Project Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:30:49 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-141332 A 30-unit housing project is underway in Roseau with financial assistance from a pilot program at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Rochester WorkForce Center Holds Grand Opening Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:44:55 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-141308 The new Rochester WorkForce Center held a grand opening celebration today at its new location at Rochester Community and Technical College. DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben, RCTC President Leslie McClellon and other local leaders welcomed job seekers into the new location. Exports Climb to $5.4 Billion in Second Quarter Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:02:06 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-140776 Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products climbed to $5.4 billion in the second quarter, a 3.6 percent gain from the same period a year ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). U.S. exports in the quarter were up 3.3 percent from a year ago. Companies Announce $241 Million in Expansions in Second Quarter Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:03:57 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-140329 Companies announced plans in the second quarter to invest $241 million in 22 expansion projects that are expected to create nearly 950 jobs in the state, according to the latest business expansion report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Nominations Being Accepted for Governor’s International Trade Awards Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:26:35 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-140309 The Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) is accepting nominations for the 29th Annual Governor’s International Trade Awards, which honor Minnesota companies that have excelled in the international marketplace. Foreign Students are Valuable Assets to Twin Cities Businesses and Economy Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:38 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-140093 Today the Brookings Institution released a profile and analysis of the impact of the foreign student population in the Twin Cities metropolitan area as part of its Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations analyzes the 11,623-large foreign student population in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area between 2008 and 2012 and highlights ways local leaders can bring global connections to the region’s economy. Menasha Packaging Expanding in Lakeville Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:49:14 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-139883 Wisconsin-based corrugated display and packaging manufacturer Menasha Packaging will create 15 jobs and invest $7 million in an expansion of its operations in Lakeville. DEED Awards 16 Grants to Train Lower-Income and Current Minnesota Workers Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:14:39 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-139329 DEED has awarded 16 grants totaling $1,904,435 under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train 1,199 lower-income individuals and 505 current workers. State Loses 4,200 Jobs in July Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:15:37 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-138988 Minnesota lost 4,200 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Guadalupe Alternative Programs Awarded Federal Grant to Assist At-Risk Youth Enter Workforce Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:44:22 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-138675 Guadalupe Alternative Programs (GAP), an alternative high school in St. Paul’s West Side neighborhood, has been awarded a $768,000 YouthBuild grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The YouthBuild grant is among a total of $73.6 million awarded to 71 YouthBuild programs in 31 states. Second Annual Diversity Career Fair to be Held in Brooklyn Park Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:46:49 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-138287 Job seekers and career explorers are meeting with potential employers and college representatives on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) second annual Diversity Career Fair: A World of Opportunities in Brooklyn Park. This free event will be held at the Hennepin Technical College and is open to the public. Custom Products of Litchfield Expanding Operations Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:47:22 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-138271 Custom Products of Litchfield Inc., a maker of cabs and operator protective structures used on off-highway vehicles for the industrial market, is investing more than $2 million and projecting to add 31 jobs in an expansion of its manufacturing plant. Polaris Partners with Minnesota Job Creation Fund for Twin Cities Expansion Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:42:58 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-137889 Polaris Industries Inc., manufacturer of innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles, is creating 100 new jobs in conjunction with a $20 million office expansion project in Plymouth. PERBIX Moving to Brooklyn Park Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:54:54 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-137725 Manufacturing and engineering services provider PERBIX announced plans today to move operations to Brooklyn Park and create 12 new jobs. SRC Plant Expands; Will Add Up to 30 Skilled Jobs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:48:40 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-137510 Super Radiator Coils (SRC) recently broke ground at its manufacturing facility here to build a 22,000 s.f. addition to meet demand for heat exchanger coils that are used at nuclear power plants, as well as other applications. The company previously expanded its original 65,000 s.f. plant in 2012 with a 13,000 s.f. addition to build the same equipment. Minnesota Economic Development Group Chosen for Small Business Grant Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:49:04 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-137164 The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) has been awarded a $90,909 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration that will help small technologies and science firms bring their innovations to the marketplace and stimulate science and technology jobs. Meda was one of only 22 economic development agencies, business development centers, colleges and universities that received the awards totaling $2 million. DEED and Local Legal Experts Publish Privacy and Data Security Guide Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:44:36 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-136822 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in partnership with the law firm of Gray Plant Mooty, has published A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security as a free guide for Minnesota businesses. Biden Jobs Report Highlights Minnesota Training Model Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:58:43 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-136845 Minnesota’s FastTRAC Adult Career Pathways Program, a collaborate effort under the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), was included in Vice President Joe Biden’s report today to President Barack Obama as an innovative model for meeting the needs of businesses in the state and serving individuals who are educationally underprepared for lifelong careers. DEED Partners with St. Cloud State University, Netgain to Train Workers Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:28:32 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-136818 DEED has awarded a $147,739 MJSP grant to St. Cloud State University to train 84 employees of Netgain. DEED Kicks Off Statewide Broadband Tour Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:06:18 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-136569 The Office of Broadband Development, located in DEED, has scheduled information meetings throughout the state on the $20 million border-to-border Broadband Grant Program. DEED Partners with Lake Superior College, AAR Corporation to Train Workers Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:58:02 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-136490 DEED has awarded a $89,265 MJSP grant to Lake Superior Community College to train 50 eligible, low-income workers as aircraft support technicians. State Gains 8,500 Jobs in June Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:22:00 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-136407 Minnesota gained 8,500 jobs in June, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Statement by Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben on passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:33:11 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-135884 DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben issued the following statement regarding Congressional approval of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. DEED Receives National Emergency Funding to Retrain Unemployed Minnesotans Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:45:04 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-135785 DEED has been awarded a $919,065 National Emergency Grant to provide on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and occupational training opportunities for 132 workers who lost a job through no fault of their own in central Minnesota and Washington County. Largest Veterans Career Fair in Minnesota Will Be Held July 9 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:49:45 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-135282 The 2014 Minnesota Veterans Career Fair, the largest event in the state for military veterans looking for work, will be held in Brooklyn Center on Wed., July 9. Gov. Mark Dayton will address employers and veterans in attendance. DEED Awarded Grant to Assist Low-Income Seniors Re-Enter the Workforce Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:48:04 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-135113 DEED has been awarded $350,000 from the USDOL to improve services to lower-income seniors through the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Clyde Machines Expanding in Glenwood Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:39:35 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-134730 Clyde Machines Inc., a Glenwood company that designs and manufactures aircraft ground support equipment, is expanding production with a 35,000-square-foot building addition and 15 new jobs. The business said the new jobs will pay wages and benefits averaging $17 an hour. Vision Processing Technologies Expanding in Owatonna Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:14:22 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-134715 Food ingredients maker Vision Processing Technologies is expanding operations in Owatonna with 20 new jobs and a 15,000-square-foot building addition. Wurth Adams Moving Operations to Brooklyn Park Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:22:43 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-134624 Wurth Adams Nut & Bolt is moving its headquarters to Brooklyn Park in a $27.5 million expansion that will create 20 jobs. Sign-Zone Inc. Moving Operations to Brooklyn Center Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:25:33 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-134165 Visual display company Sign-Zone Inc. announced plans today to move its operations to Brooklyn Center and expand its workforce by 25 employees. DEED Seeks to Align Minnesota Workforce and Business Needs Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:24:16 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-134143 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded more than $3.3 million in grants to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the College of St. Scholastica to train 4,482 current and new employees of 34 businesses. Minnesota Sixth in CNBC's "Top States for Business" Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:09:12 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-134000 Minnesota ranked sixth in CNBC’s eighth annual “America’s Top States for Business,” climbing from 15th place in the same rankings a year ago, according to results that were released today. Capital Safety Adding 100 Jobs in Red Wing Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:43:16 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-133436 Capital Safety, a global provider of fall protection equipment for workers in construction, oil and gas, utilities and other industries, today announced a 60,000-square- foot expansion project that will create 100 jobs at its operations in Red Wing. Survey: Minnesota Businesses Anticipating Growth Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:45:30 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-133335 Professional business services firms in Minnesota are optimistic about the economy this year, anticipating increased profits and revenue, according to a statewide survey released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. State Gains 10,300 Jobs in May Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:19:17 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-132929 Minnesota employers added 10,300 jobs in May, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Daikin Applied Americas Adding 40 Jobs in Owatonna Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:41:26 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-132869 Plymouth-based Daikin Applied Americas Inc. announced plans today for a $9 million expansion project that will create 40 jobs at its manufacturing facility in Owatonna. New Career Pathways Grants Expand Opportunities for Hundreds of Minnesotans Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:00:00 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-132712 DEED has awarded $1,450,000 to 18 adult career pathways projects in the state under the Minnesota FastTRAC initiative to help train and place 707 workers statewide. Cardiovascular Systems Planning $30 Million Expansion Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:50:01 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-132632 Medical device manufacturer Cardiovascular Systems Inc. announced plans today to build a $30 million headquarters in New Brighton and to expand its workforce with 205 new, high-paying jobs within two years. First Quarter Exports Climb 2 Percent Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:48:42 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-132103 Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products reached $5 billion in the first quarter, a 2 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED Awards Cleanup Funding for 15 Redevelopment Projects Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:06:21 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-132087 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded grants totaling $3.7 million to clean up or investigate contamination on 15 sites slated for redevelopment. The projects are expected to create or retain more than 1,400 jobs. DEED Awards Training Grant to Alexandria Technical and Community College Tue, 03 Jun 2014 08:22:04 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-131468 DEED has awarded a $228,760 MJSP grant to Alexandria Technical and Community College to train 300 employees of Central Minnesota Credit Union. DEED Introduces Employment Outcomes Tool Thu, 29 May 2014 10:17:22 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-131146 A new data tool that students can use to determine employment and wage outcomes from various programs of study was unveiled today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED Names New Leadership Thu, 29 May 2014 09:19:45 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-131114 Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben announced the appointment of Jeremy Hanson Willis and Blake Chaffee as Deputy Commissioners at the agency. Hanson Willis will be the department’s Deputy Commissioner of Workforce Development and Chaffee will serve as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer. DEED Partners with MnSCU and TRW to Train 400 Workers Wed, 28 May 2014 07:58:50 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-131008 DEED has awarded a $300,000 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program grant to Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical to train 410 employees of TRW Automotive in Winona. DEED Awards 35 Small Cities Development Grants Tue, 27 May 2014 13:37:52 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-130978 Grants totaling $17.25 million were awarded to 35 communities in Greater Minnesota to help pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial structures and improving infrastructure. DEED awarded the funding under its Small Cities Development Program. DEED Awards $1.5 Million for Dislocated Worker Program Services Fri, 23 May 2014 13:27:18 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-130636 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded five grants totaling $1.5 million to provide re-employment services for Minnesotans who lost their jobs. DEED Awards Training Grant to Dakota County Technical College Thu, 22 May 2014 13:14:14 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-130632 DEED has awarded a $260,096 MJSP grant to Dakota County Technical College to train 165 employees of Intek Plastics in Hastings. State Exports at $20.7 Billion in 2013 Thu, 22 May 2014 08:55:48 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-130429 Minnesota companies exported $20.7 billion worth of manufactured, mining and agricultural products in 2013, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED Awards Training Grant to Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Tue, 20 May 2014 13:33:57 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-130152 DEED has awarded a $270,257 grant to Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical to train 277 employees of Benedictine Health System, headquartered in Duluth. In this MJSP grant, the program leverages more than $690,000 from Benedictine Health System. DEED Awards Training Grant for 290 Employees at BTD Manufacturing Mon, 19 May 2014 11:49:42 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-129980 DEED has awarded a $300,000 grant to Dakota County Technical College to train 290 employees of BTD Manufacturing, in Detroit Lakes. The grant was awarded under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program -- and leverages more than $608,000 from the business. State Sheds 4,200 Jobs in April Thu, 15 May 2014 08:31:20 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-129624 Minnesota employers shed 4,200 jobs in April, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). March figures were revised downward from 2,600 jobs gained to 700 jobs gained. Companies Announce 31 Expansions in 2014 First Quarter Fri, 02 May 2014 14:23:37 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-128535 Companies announced plans in the first quarter for 31 expansion projects that will create nearly 1,800 jobs in Minnesota, according to the latest business expansion report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Emerson Continues Shakopee Expansion Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:33:21 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-128325 Over the next three years, Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, plans to add another 200 jobs after completing a $26 million expansion of its Rosemount instrumentation manufacturing facility in Shakopee. These jobs and expansion are part of the company’s plans to invest up to $70 million and add a total of up to 400 jobs over five years. Andersen Corporation Planning $18 Million Expansion Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:06:52 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-128217 Window and door maker Andersen Corporation is planning an $18 million expansion project that will create 100 full-time jobs at its manufacturing facility in Bayport. Miller Manufacturing Expanding in Glencoe Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:12:36 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-128086 Farm, ranch and pet supplier Miller Manufacturing will add 20 jobs as part of a $3 million expansion of its distribution center in Glencoe. DEED Commissioner Visits Axis Clinicals Project in Dilworth Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:22:01 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-127745 DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben joined representatives from Axis Clinicals Limited, including CEO Dr. Yati Chugh, and other state and local officials in Dilworth today to celebrate the company’s expansion that will bring 100 jobs to the city. Minneapolis-St. Paul Chosen for Foreign Direct Investment Pilot Project Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:39:57 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-126905 Minneapolis-St. Paul has been selected with five other U.S. metropolitan areas for a pilot project aimed at attracting more foreign direct investment to their regions. State Gains 2,600 Jobs in March Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:28:09 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-126602 Minnesota employers added 2,600 jobs in March, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). State Officials Making Bonding Visit to Moorhead Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:38:18 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-126036 Commissioners from two Minnesota state agencies are in Moorhead today to show their support for $6.54 million in bonding that Gov. Mark Dayton is recommending for Minnesota State Community and Technical College. North Star Insurance Expands Cottonwood Headquarters Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:24:11 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-124818 North Star Mutual Insurance Company, headquartered in Cottonwood, Minn., is expanding due to an increase in services to markets throughout the Midwest. The company announced plans to invest $9.5 million and will create 12 new full-time permanent jobs. DC Group Expands in North Minneapolis Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:15:01 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-124573 DC Group, a Minnesota-based maintenance and repair services group, announced plans to expand its North Minneapolis facility and will create at least 33 full-time permanent jobs. The company’s expected private investment in the expansion is over $6.2 million. HexFuel Plans Manufacturing Facility in Hastings Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:24:09 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-124274 HexFuel, a Maplewood startup that makes technology that improves the performance of diesel engines, is planning a manufacturing facility in Hastings that will employ 150 people within three years and potentially 300 in five years. Employers Report 60,400 Vacancies in Fourth Quarter Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:06:43 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-122419 Minnesota employers reported nearly 60,400 job vacancies in the fourth quarter last year – the most job openings in the state during a fourth quarter in nine years, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). State Loses 100 Jobs in February Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:05:16 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-121853 Minnesota employers cut 100 jobs in February, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Pearson Candy Company Expanding in St. Paul Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:13:38 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-121655 Pearson Candy Co., which has been making candy in Minnesota for more than 100 years, is expanding its St. Paul operations in a move that will create at least 40 local jobs. DEED Hosts First Water Technology Summit Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:07:08 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-121560 Leaders from the water technology industry and other officials met in Eagan today for the state’s first Minnesota Water Technology Business Summit. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) hosted the event, which explored how Minnesota can address global water issues and showcase the state’s business strength in this sector. The summit was held at Ecolab’s Allan L. Schuman Campus in Eagan. DEED Awards First Job Creation Fund Projects Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:17:13 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-121349 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced the first projects awarded funding under the Minnesota Job Creation Fund, a new $24 million program approved by Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature last spring for economic development. Entries Being Accepted for 10th Annual Minnesota Cup Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:32:00 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-121265 Minnesota entrepreneurs and inventors are encouraged to submit their innovative business ideas for the Minnesota Cup contest beginning today. Participants in the 10th annual event will be competing for $300,000 in prize money in seven divisions. DEED Awards $1.4M for Redevelopment, Demolition Projects Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:56:49 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-121081 DEED awarded two redevelopment grants and two demolition loans for projects that are expected to create and retain 84 jobs, increase the tax base by more than $870,000 and result in commercial development. State Exports Climb 6 Percent in Fourth Quarter Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:02:27 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-119092 Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products grew to $5.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 6 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED Partners with MnSCU to Expand Opportunities for Workers Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:36:56 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-118919 DEED awarded nearly $3.3 million in grants to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to train 4,294 current and new employees of 18 businesses. The grants were awarded under the agency’s Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program. State Employers Add 600 Jobs in January Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:48:15 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-118127 Minnesota employers added 600 jobs in January, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency also released revised figures that show the state gained 12,661 more jobs than originally reported over the previous 21 months. Minnesota Trade Office Names Director of Foreign Direct Investment Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:45:00 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-117501 A Minneapolis lawyer with experience as an international trade consultant has been named director of foreign direct investment at the Minnesota Trade Office (MTO), a new position that will oversee four foreign trade offices and spearhead efforts to attract more foreign direct investment to the state. Companies Announce 34 Expansion Projects in Fourth Quarter Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:52:52 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-116566 Companies announced 34 expansion projects in Minnesota in the 2013 fourth quarter with plans to create more than 1,100 jobs, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Altogether in 2013, 146 expansion projects were announced that will create 7,700 jobs statewide. Ice Castle Manufacturer Expanding in Pine River Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:53:07 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-116411 American Surplus and Manufacturing, a Montevideo company that specializes in making wheeled ice-fishing houses under the Ice Castle brand, is opening a manufacturing facility that will bring 20 jobs to Pine River. DEED Offers 12th Edition of Employment Law Guidebook Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:12:46 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-115445 The 12th edition of “An Employer’s Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota” has been completed and is being offered to the public for free by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Angel Tax Credit Fuels Job Growth and New Investment to Minnesota Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:58:26 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-115111 The Angel Tax Credit leveraged over $107 million of private investment in Minnesota technology based startup companies and supported over 500 jobs from 2010 to 2012, according to an independent evaluation of the program by the Economic Development Research Group (EDRG). Minnesota Ranks Fourth in Gallup Job Creation Index Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:45:48 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-115028 ST. PAUL – Minnesota ranked fourth among states last year in employee perceptions of job creation at their workplaces, according to a new study released by the Gallup organization this week. Jack Link’s® Beef Jerky Expanding in Minneapolis Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:56:17 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-114483 Link Snacks Inc., a Minong, Wis., company that specializes in making and selling Jack Link’s® branded beef jerky and other meat snacks, is bringing 20 new, high-paying jobs to downtown Minneapolis. DEED Partners with Southeast Technical College to Develop Northern Engraving Employees Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:12:19 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-114193 DEED has awarded a $235,000 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant to Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical to train more than 200 employees of Northern Engraving in Spring Grove. DEED Awards Cleanup Funding for Redevelopment Projects Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:34:22 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-114098 Minnesota redevelopment projects that will create 520 jobs and retain another 6,150 jobs were awarded contamination cleanup or investigative funding from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Minnesota Job Skills Grant Funds Training for Alliance Machine Workforce Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:31:21 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-113774 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has awarded a $49,475 grant under its Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to Anoka-Ramsey Community College to train 35 employees of Alliance Machine in Elk River. DEED Grant Aims to Assist Low Income Workers Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:42:37 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-113748 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded a $196,890 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) Low Income Worker Training Program grant to Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis to start 60 lower-income individuals on a path to information technology careers. DEED Awards Three Grants to St. Cloud Technical and Community College to Match Skills with Business Needs Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:43:37 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-112993 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded three grants totaling $950,000 under its Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) to St. Cloud Technical and Community College to train hundreds of employees from Talon Innovations, WFSI Inc. and New Flyer of America Inc. in St. Cloud. State Employers Add 9,500 Jobs in December Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:03:06 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-112053 ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 9,500 jobs in December, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The December job gains combined with November figures that were revised upward by 1,700 jobs bring total job growth in Minnesota to 45,900 in the past year, a growth rate of 1.7 percent compared with a national rate of 1.6 percent during that period. State Manufacturers Optimistic About 2014 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:44:03 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-108780 Minnesota manufacturers are optimistic about the industry in the coming year, with 91 percent saying they expect production and employment levels to increase or stay the same, according to a survey by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.