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Who We Are

Our Mission: To empower the growth of the Minnesota economy, for everyone.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state's principal economic development agency.

DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.

Learn what DEED is all about and the ways we help job seekers, businesses and communities.


DEED facilitates an economic environment to produce jobs and improve the quality of the state’s workforce.

Leadership and Organization

Meet DEED's commissioner and the other members of DEED's Leadership Team.


DEED receives authorization for its funding through the State of Minnesota's budget process.

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