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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.

DEED’s economic development division provides services ranging from business growth and expansion to local government support to broadband and international trade. The team of nearly 60 professionals is responsible for an average biannual budget of $375 million in state and federal funding.

Learn more about business development, business financing, tax credits and benefits, community financing and training in our Economic Development Resource Guide or watch our short video.

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