News Releases RSS | Department of Employment and Economic Development | State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed en-us New Job Skills Partnership Grants Fund 15 Training Partnerships Statewide Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:26:55 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-159406 DEED has awarded grants totaling $2,000,907 under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train 1,675 current workers and new hires. Minnesota Cup Accepting Applications Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:12:38 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-159315 The 11th annual Minnesota Cup — the largest statewide entrepreneurial competition in the United States — is accepting applications for the 2015 contest. Minnesota residents have until May 8 to submit entries to compete for a record $327,000 in prize money. State Gains 11,800 Jobs in February Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:15:54 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-159128 Minnesota employers added 11,800 jobs in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Five Minnesota Redevelopment Projects Move Forward Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:25:36 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-158668 Grants totaling $1.43 million have been approved for five Minnesota redevelopment projects that will create or retain 659 jobs. Werner Electric Announces Expansion and Investment Plan to Support Growth Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:47:35 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-158604 Today, Werner Electric announced their expansion plan of their headquarters, regional distribution center and office facility to begin in Spring of 2015. This expansion will also bring a significant investment in additional staff and inventory over the next three years. Design Ready Controls Expanding in Brooklyn Park Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:51:16 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-158495 Design Ready Controls Inc., a manufacturer of electrical control panels for original equipment manufacturers in the HVAC, oil and gas, water and alternative energy markets, plans to add 25 jobs in a $9.5 million expansion of its Minnesota operations. DEED Approves Funding for Smiths Medical Move Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:47:44 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-158205 Smiths Medical, an Arden Hills-based medical device maker that announced plans late last year to move its headquarters to Plymouth, has been approved for $877,133 in funding from the Minnesota Job Creation Fund. January Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:52:03 -0500 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-158279 The Minnesota unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent in January, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment rate in January was 5.7 percent. Governor Mark Dayton to Lead Trade Mission to Mexico Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:45:33 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-158161 Governor Mark Dayton will lead representatives from business, education and cultural institutions on a trade mission to Mexico this summer that will focus on strengthening Minnesota exports and ties to the world’s 15th-largest economy. Columbia Gear Corp. Workforce to Receive Training Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:43:07 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-158059 DEED has awarded St. Cloud Technical and Community College a $300,000 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program grant to train the Columbia Gear Corporation workforce. Columbia Gear will work with the college to develop curriculum for 175 machinists, sales personnel, mechanical and quality engineers. Cardio3 BioSciences to open new manufacturing facility in Rochester, MN to support CHART-2 Phase III Trial and U.S. growth Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:05:54 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-157914 Cardio3 BioSciences, a Belgium company that develops biopharmaceutical therapies to treat heart diseases, announced plans today to open its first U.S. facility in Rochester. Businesses Plan Expansions in Bird Island and Porter Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:18:38 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-157787 Two businesses in southwestern Minnesota are expanding with assistance from the Greater Minnesota Job Expansion Program. State Exports Reach Record $21.4 Billion in 2014 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:32:23 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-157600 Minnesota companies exported $5.5 billion in agricultural, mining and manufactured products in the fourth quarter of 2014, which brought the year to a record $21.4 billion in exports, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). First-Time MJSP Applicant UMA Precision Machining to Receive Workforce Training Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:49:47 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-156647 DEED has awarded Anoka-Ramsey Community College a $49,791 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program grant to train the UMA Precision Machining workforce. Located in Zimmerman in Sherburne County, UMA Precision Machining is a small precision machine shop serving the medical, military and food and beverage industries. Prophet Corp. Adding 12 Jobs in Owatonna Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:42:01 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-156292 Prophet Corp., an Owatonna company that specializes in distributing physical education, athletic, fitness, recreation and health products, announced plans today to add 12 full-time jobs with assistance from the Greater Minnesota Job Expansion Program. DEED Awards Broadband Grants Totaling $19.4 Million Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:41:37 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-155088 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced grants totaling $19.4 million to help 17 entities in Minnesota develop broadband infrastructure in their communities. The awards will help serve 6,095 households, 83 community institutions and 150 businesses in unserved or underserved regions of the state. 2015 Edition of ‘A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota’ Now Available Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:41:29 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-154096 The 2015 edition of ‘A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota’ is now available without charge from the Small Business Assistance Office at DEED. The popular guide provides a concise summary of the major issues faced by anyone starting a business in Minnesota. Minnesota Job Creation Fund Wins Economic Development Initiative Award Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:06:01 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-153460 The Economic Development Association of Minnesota awarded the state’s Minnesota Job Creation Fund the “2015 Economic Development Initiative” award during the Excellence in Economic Development Awards ceremony for the program’s creative approach to economic development. State Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.6 Percent Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:48:28 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-153344 Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in December, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.6 percent. Solar Company tenKsolar to Receive Workforce Training Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:57:04 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-153331 DEED has awarded Anoka-Ramsey Community College a $230,468 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant to train 160 tenKsolar, Inc. employees. Greater Minnesota Counties Lead Economic Recovery Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:33:50 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-152882 Minnesota ranks 3rd in the nation in the number of counties that have recovered from the recession, according to a report from the National Association of Counties (NACO). Survey: Manufacturing Strength to Continue in 2015 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:59:21 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-152465 Minnesota manufacturers are optimistic about the industry in 2015, with more than 90 percent saying they expect production and employment levels to increase or stay the same – up more than 10 percent from 2014 for both indicators – according to a survey by DEED and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Unemployment Insurance Claims Lowest Since 2007 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:31:46 -0600 State of Minnesota http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/newsdetail.jsp?id=466-152313 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will provide summaries of unemployment benefits paid in 2014 to 178,649 Minnesotans, the lowest level of claims since before the Great Recession.