Executive Director, Business Development
Jeff Rossate, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Jeff Rossate, is the Executive Director of the Office of Business Development for the Department of Employment and Economic Development, joining DEED in 2015. Jeff has twenty four years of combined economic development and business/location strategy consulting experience.
Prior to DEED, he was with the Real Estate & Location Strategy practice of Deloitte Consulting from 1996-2002 and again from 2012-2015, focused on consumer and industrial products related facilities; manufacturing facilities and distribution centers. Further, he has site selection and human capital advisory experience in headquarters, shared services,and data center related operations.
Jeff has over fifteen years of experience in economic development at the state and regional level in the Midwest, working on projects in the industrial and commercial sectors, ranging from data centers, food processing, semiconductor manufacturing, wind energy manufacturing, bio-industrial projects and shared services facilities.
Jeff earned Bachelor and Masters Degrees from the University of Northern Iowa.