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Research and Reports

Our Analysis and Evaluation and Labor Market Information offices produce a wide variety of research and reports. They examine the state's key industries and sectors, address current and emerging business issues, and analyze workforce and economic trends.

Manufacturing Business Conditions

Manufacturers share their outlook on their industries and the economy.

Manufacturing Skills Gap Surveys

Surveys manufacturers statewide about the worker skills that are key to their success.

Minnesota's Graduate Employment Outcomes

Using data for better educational and career choices.

Business Services Industry Conditions

Business services firms share their outlook on their industries and the economy.

Industry Fact Sheets

Facts sheets on a broad range of Minnesota’s industries and sectors can be found in DEED’s Publications archive.

Industry Reports

Reports on some of Minnesota’s core industries and business programs are available in DEED’s Publications archive.

Business Expansions

Highlights business startups and expansions at various stages from Minnesota firms statewide.

Minnesota's Clean Energy Economy

A sweeping profile of five key clean-energy industries statewide. 

What Works in Workforce Programs

Outcome data and research on best practices in workforce development programming.

MinnesotaWorks.net Usage Statistics

Monthly snapshot of activity on MinnesotaWorks.net and at WorkForce Centers statewide.

Why Minnesota Regional Fact Sheets

Profiles of six key regions focus on education, workforce, business taxes, & infrastructure.

Workforce System Disparities Report

Examines race and class disparities in workforce development programs.

Workforce Diversity in Minnesota

We examine how employers understand and approach workforce diversity.

Hiring Difficulties in Minnesota

How wide is the skills gap? Findings from a statewide telephone survey of employers.

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