Commissioner Grove speaks with the Twin Cities Business Magazine about his first year with DEED. Unemployment held at 3.3% in December. And broadband projects get state funding.
Grove stresses innovation in workforce development. DEED Awards Grants to 9 Cities for Contamination Cleanup. DEED Begins New Community Certification Program: Telecommuter Forward! Minnesota ranked 9th best metro area for STEM Careers by WalletHub.
St. Cloud MSA added jobs in construction during 2019. The PFA awarded more than $18 million for water infrastructure projects. Minnesota is the best state in the nation to raise a family according to WalletHub.
Minnesota community wants to fix its childcare shortage. Minnesota minimum wage workers receive a bump in their paychecks. The November Monthly economic snapshot is out now.
Former Blue Cross employees qualify for TAA, slower growth will be the new normal in Minnesota and slow growth could be the new normal for the Minnesota economy.
The Angel Tax Credit is fully distributed until 2021. Minnesota was ranked the most charitable state by WalletHub. Minnesota Unemployment 3.3%.
The Angel Tax Credit has made 70 investments so far. A new report shows that women in Minneapolis make 95 cents to every dollar a man makes. Four Minnesota businesses received Job Creation Funding.
Minnesota exports dropped by two percent according to data released by DEED. Governor Walz pointed to the President's trade policy as a reason for the decline. Child care centers in Northland received DEED funding to help curb start-up costs and Innovation grants are available for startups through Launch Minnesota.
Saturday November 20, 2019 was declared Small Business Saturday by Minnesota Governor Walz. Launch Minnesota Director Neela Mollgaard spoke with Finance and Commerce about her first couple of months in the program. Minnesota farmers served up the most turkey in the nation according the Post Bulletin.
Holiday hiring in Minnesota is benefiting existing workers and giving expanded hours. The legislature is trying to get young Minnesotans into high-demand jobs with more workforce training. DEED received a Tekne award for being a leader in innovation.
Minnesota unemployment rate held steady in October. Launch Minnesota has started offering Innovation Grants to businesses. Employers consider more apprenticeships to fulfill their needs.
DEED honors Minnesota veterans. Uponor won the state international trade awards. Minnesota continues to experience a record high job vacancies rate.
Commissioner Grove wrote about his experience on the One Minnesota Business First Stop Commissioners Tour. Minnesota students have the highest average ACT scores out of all students who take the test.
One Commissioners Tour was a success. DEED has awarded 10 grants totaling $1,425,000. Hiring people with disabilities can improve your bottom line.
Minnesota's unemployment rate dropped to 3.2%. DEED grants aim to reduce Southeast Asian economic disparities. The PFA awarded $9 million in grant funding.
Twin Cities Startup week is more diverse. Governor Walz met with executives from Upsher-Smith in Japan. Redevelopment Grants awarded to $2 million to projects in Minnesota.
Launch Minnesota has officially started. Governor Tim Walz proclaimed Oct. 1-7 Minnesota Manufacturing Week. The Job Creation Fund awarded $3.6 million to five Minnesota communities.
DEED met with Governor Tim Walz to discuss a revamp of DEED's equity efforts. Mankato SBDC receives grant. Women owned businesses are growing 2x faster than all businesses nationwide.
State trade outposts where forced to scale back as businesses opt out of export growth. Minnesota's rebranded CareerForce is emphasizing getting workers to the right jobs.
Governor Walz declared September as Workforce Development Month. Minnesota leaders met business officials in Japan and South Korea. Three dozen Electrolux workers complete apprenticeship program.
Governor Walz travels to Asia to help establish trade. DEED is working to change the story on careers in rural Minnesota. September 16th-22nd is CareerForce Week.
Commissioner Grove visited Willmar and Northfield, and Minnesota faces a labor growth slowdown, DEED data helps explain why.
Governor Walz announces trade trip with Japan and South Korea. In a tight labor market, Greater Minnesota businesses think creatively about how to hang on to workers.
The Commissioner writes about the importance of farming to the state's overall economy. Unemployment was 3.4% in July. And DEED has two new hires
DEED has a new plan to measure results, Neela Mollgaard was named the Executive Director of Launch Minnesota, and DEED is looking for a new Business Development Office Executive Director.
Minnesota Teenagers are taking advantage of the strong Job Market. CareerForce: State of Success released two new videos on how it helps people in their Job search.
Andersen Corporation broke ground on new $35 million expansion of their manufacturing campus in Cottage Grove. CareerForce helped a military veteran find work that matched her calling.
Minnesota adds 3,300 jobs in June, Minnesota business firms expect stable conditions in 2020 and the PFA approved $20.8 million for projects in three Greater Minnesota cities.
A group of local interests including DEED is trying to make Minnesota the home to the next Silicon Valley. Three Minnesota Cities were awarded grants. And DEED is hiring a new UI director and a new SSB director.
Governor Walz declared July, "Hire a Veteran Month." DEED was recognized in recent state and national awards. And Launch Minnesota a push to bolster the Tech economy is taking shape.
Angel Tax Credit returned to Minnesota in hopes of making the next Silicon Valley, Toppan Merrill moved to St. Cloud and DEED is seeking a new director of Economic Opportunity.
Unemployment held at 3.3 percent, finding teen workers still challenges Minnesota businesses and Minnesota is fourth in the nation for child wellness.
Commissioner Grove returned to his native Northfield to talk about the economy, After 10 years of effort Bridge Plaza is set for construction, and the Minnesota Angel Tax Credit is back.
Deputy Commissioner Hamse Warfa talks about what he learned from the Community Engagement Sessions, New state Program aims to support tech innovation, and Minnesota continues to have one of the best five-year business survival rates in the nation.
Minnesota exports rise to $5.4 billion, four Minnesota cities awarded PFA funds, and DEED hosts first Facebook Live event.
DEED names new Director of CareerForce. Minnesota added 3,600 jobs in April and security startup Alula hopes to continue to grow in Minnesota.
Minnesota is ranked third best state in the nation, a New York Times calls for a look at Willmar Minnesota, and unemployment is at 3.3 percent.
Officials disclose full bid to lure amazon HQ project to Twin Cities and racial disparities remain in Minnesota's job market despite low unemployment.
State job vacancies climbed in the fourth quarter, STEM leaders are thriving in Minnesota and the PFA awarded over $28 million in water infrastructure projects.
Minnesota employers reported nearly 137,000 job vacancies in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Gov. Walz hears from entrepreneurs in Duluth. Commissioner Grove calls for more investment in innovation in the state.
The Twin Cities jump to 6th best place to live in the U.S. and DigiKey chooses to stay and expand their operations in Minnesota.
Investments into the DMC continue to increase. This weeks DEED Developments Dives into the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program.
DEED hosted a round table with Rochester tech startup entrepreneurs. Minnesota trade exports were up to record highs in 2018.
DEED appoints Hamse Warfa as the Assistant Commissioner for Economic Opportunity. Governor Walz Proclaims March 20 'Small Business Development Centers Day'.
Women are making headway in the traditionally male dominated construction industry. Gov. Walz Broadband 'moonshot' has rural Minnesotans hopeful.
Minnesota is once again the best state for women. DEED sponsored Construct Tomorrow, an event designed to help students find apprenticeships in construction.
Commissioner Grove drove to Mankato to meet with a local startup founder. The January Minnesota Review is out. Demand for workers could expand sharply in 2019.
Commissioner Grove spoke with economic development officials about wanting to jump start tech and entrepreneurship in Minnesota. Gov. Tim Walz proposed new budget.
Commissioner Grove spoke with MinnPost about his somewhat unusual path to the Commissioner job. Manufacturers expand in Carver. A new edition of the Minnesota Review is out now.
Carver got a $1 million state grant to build infrastructure for relocating to Lakeview. Governor Walz pushes to bring back the Angel Tax Credit. Minnesota is one of the states most protected from automation.
Minnesota's coldest day was in the town of Tower on Feb. 2nd 1996. DEED economist Steve Hine talks about the wage gape and how it is effected by legislation.
Minnesota's labor market continued to show signs of a labor shortage and the state was ranked fourth most charter school friendly state by Measuring the Model.
Unemployment held at 2.8 percent for the fourth straight month. Minnesota manufacturers are optimistic about growth in 2019 and a new issue of Trends is out now.
DEED is giving Roseville Economic Development Authority $325,000 that will be used to decontaminate the future site of apartments of County Road D. Google is looking at Becker to build a $600 million data center.
Newly elected Governor Tim Walz appointed DEED's new Commissioner, Steve Grove. Grove has worked for Google News Lab and is a founder of the non-profit Silicon North Stars.
Unemployment rate in Minnesota remains at 2.8 percent. Mora industrial park is certified shovel ready and Minneapolis St. Paul MSA has the lowest unemployment rate in the country.
Unemployment held at 2.8 percent. The PFA approved $3.52 million in funding for projects in Winger and Nashwauk. And there is a new edition of Thriving in the North to spell out all the benefits of doing business here.
A product development and manufacturing company moving to Savage received hundreds of thousands of state dollars to support their business development. DEED Partnered with Minneapolis law firm Gray Plant Mooty to publish "A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security 2019."
Commissioner Hardy gives an interview to the MinnPost and Pine county unemployment hit 2.9 percent in October.
Faribault is a small city with major economic success. Exports grew 6.5 percent in the third quarter. And two Minnesota medical device industry suppliers expanded.
DEED awarded $161,779 to Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group to train 50 employees. DEED also awarded more than $1.51 million in grants to six Minnesota businesses from the Jobs Creation Fund.
Graco manufacture of fluid handling equipment for industrial and commercial applications, plans to create 84 jobs and invest $73 million to expand its operations in Rogers at the David A. Koch Center.
November 11- 17th is Fraud prevention week and seven DEED projects were honored in Finance & Commerce top project list for 2017.
DEED grants helped a Bix produce company move to Little Canada creating 129 new jobs over the next four years. The DEED Developments blog highlighted the DAV Hiring Guide for disabled veterans.
Last week DEED launched an exciting new tool for citizens to map and report their internet speeds. CheckSpeedMinnesota.com will help inform legislators how the state is doing reaching it's broadband coverage goals.
Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.8 percent for the month of September. That is the lowest state unemployment rate since May 1999.
Last week's Startup Week featured several key events focused on diversity and inclusion.
SciTechsperience helps STEM focused college students find internships through a DEED grant. The program gives money to businesses to help offset the costs of offering paid internships.
Solar panel maker Heliene investing $18 million on factory in Mountain Iron, Minnesota Manufacturing Week recognizes one of state's most important industries, and Minnesota has third-lowest poverty rate in country.
State unemployment rate drops to 19-year low of 2.9 percent, job vacancies climb to record 142,000 in second quarter, and Minnesota Trade Office plans briefing on doing business in Saudi Arabia.
Minnesota Public Facilities Authority approves $28.45 million for sewer and water projects in Canby, Cloquet, Waseca and Waubun; Northside Community Job and Resource Fair set for Tuesday; and Minnesota ranks fourth nationally for child well-being.
DEED Small Cities grants helping Minnesota communities rehabilitate housing, Daikin Applied Americas lands $2.35 million in DEED funding for factory expansion in Faribault, and Minnesota exports at record $5.9 billion in second quarter.
Recombinetics attracts $34 million in funding, Good trends for Blacks, Hispanics and Teens in Labor Market, Daikin plans $40.3 million expansion project in Faribault, Registration to open for Brownfields and Beyond: 2018 MN Redevelopment Conference, MinnesotaWorks.net: Business and Job Growth in SE MN, Did You Know: More than 59,000 Minnesotans work in clean energy industries.
Greater Minnesota cities improve aging housing stock with support from DEED's Small Cities Development Program, company considers expansion in Willmar Industrial Park after learning site received Shovel Ready status from DEED, and Public Facilities Authority approves $8.77 million for water infrastructure projects in six Greater Minnesota communities.
Stoneridge Software moving to historic building in Barnesville, State gains 11,200 jobs in July, Sixth annual Commissioners on Wheels tour, Minnesota has the fourth-best health care system in US, according to WalletHub analysis, More than $4M available for investigating and cleaning up contamination in Minnesota.
Takeda factory project in Brooklyn Park supported with funding from DEED, grant from DEED Small Cities program provides no-interest loans for business and housing rehabilitation in Willmar, and Minnesota Trade Office event next month looks at trade between Sweden and the United States.
Mankato, Courtland and Pemberton to Receive Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects, DEED Grants to Support Workforce Training, DEED Developments: The New Reality, Serving Our Customers: New Video on Voting Rights from the Minnesota Disability Law Center.
Canadian company reboots MN solar panel factory; Duluth WorkForce Center sponsors veterans career fair; State of MN named one of America's Best Large Employers for 2018; Minneapolis has the highest concentration of seniors in the workforce of any city in the country, according to a U.S. Census Bureau analysis.
Minnesota employers add 6,600 jobs in June, unemployment rate steady at 3.1 percent; Kensington updating water infrastructure with assistance from $600,000 DEED grant; and Minnesota Trade Office plans seminar on exporting to Mexico.
New Thrivent Financial headquarters in downtown Minneapolis among projects awarded DEED cleanup funding, DEED awards 35 grants of more than $19 million through Small Cities Development Program, and 12th Annual Minnesota Veterans Career Fair set for Wednesday in Brooklyn Center.
DEED estimates about $641 million in state exports may be affected by tariffs, Gov. Dayton proclaims "Hire a Veteran Month" in Minnesota and new program from State Services for the Blind helps youth who are blind, low vision or DeafBlind develop soft skills for success.
State trade officials say Minnesota companies will be hit by more than $600 million in tariffs in trade war, employers more open to hiring workers with disabilities, and city of Oslo approved for state and federal funding of more than $4.2 million for water infrastructure improvements.
New graduates and entry-level workers find job opportunities galore, Albert Lea business awarded $175,000 grant from DEED for $1 million downtown expansion, and Twin Cities ranks fifth nationally among major metros for Fortune 500 companies.
Officials celebrate grand opening of newly remodeled St. Paul WorkForce Center in Midway neighborhood, Minnesota labor market bounces back with 10,200 new jobs in May, and University of St. Thomas in St. Paul is best college in Minnesota for graduates trying to land a job.
Minnesotans with disabilities on path to mainstream employment with support from DEED program, Minnesota Trade Office adds seven international representative locations, and St. Paul WorkForce Center in Midway neighborhood celebrating grand re-opening this week.
Job Creation Fund and Minnesota Investment Fund survive proposed legislative funding cuts, city of Dalton awarded $387,000 grant from Public Facilities Authority and $585,000 grant from DEED for wastewater system upgrades, and railroads inject $40 billion into state gross domestic product annually.
State exports break first quarter record with $5.3 billion in sales, 12th annual Veterans Career Fair set for Wednesday, July 18, in Brooklyn Center, and Minnesota now has 19 Fortune 500 companies.
State unemployment rate steady at 3.2 percent in April, but employers trim 3,200 jobs; Minnesota Public Facilities Authority awards $600,000 grant for wastewater infrastructure project in Clarissa; and record 33 million people visited Twin Cities in 2017.
Uponor touts DEED support from Job Creation Fund and Minnesota Investment Fund, Public Facilities Authority awards $28.9 million for upgrades at city of Minneapolis water filter plant, and Mayo Clinic ranks 14th on Forbes list of best large employers in the country.
Energy Management Collaborative of Plymouth expanding with $900,000 in support from DEED's Minnesota Investment Fund, businesses in Cottage Grove, Norwood Young America, Barnesville and Ranier awarded grants from Job Creation Fund, and ZipRecruiter says Twin Cities is No. 1 spot in country for small business jobs.
Opportunity Knocking: Zones Cold Spur Investment in Duluth, Jam Hops Owner is Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year, Pathways to Prosperity Awards $17.9M for Training, Water Technology Roundtable Set for May 10, Minnesota is One of the Greenest States, according to WalletHub.
Gov. Dayton recommends 128 low-income census tracts in Minnesota to be designated as Opportunity Zones, Minnesota employers added 2,900 jobs in March and unemployment rate steady at 3.2 percent, and grants totaling $3.25 million approved by DEED for infrastructure projects in four Greater Minnesota communities.
DEED approves $850,000 grant from Job Creation Fund for Protolabs expansion in Brooklyn Park, St. Cloud manufacturers Park Industries and New Flyer approved for training funds from Minnesota Job Skills Partnership, and WalletHub says Minnesota is the least-stressed state.
Kolu Wilson named assistant commissioner of DEED's Office of Economic Equity and Opportunity, DEED awards funding for Illume Holding Co. consolidation in Maple Grove, and new study ranks Twin Cities third among best cities for startups.
DEED names assistant commissioner for Office of Economic Equity and Opportunity, state job vacancies climb to 114,000 in 2017 fourth quarter, and Minnesota Job Skills Partnership awards 10 training grants.
Commissioner Hardy named 2018 Bush Foundation fellow, state unemployment rate falls to 3.2 percent in February, and Gov. Dayton proclaims Small Business Development Centers Day.
State's first Apprenticeship Summit touts benefits of "earn while you learn" programs, Minnesota exports jump 8 percent last year to $21 billion, and WalletHub names Minnesota the Best State for Women.
New employment figures show construction is fastest-growing industry in state, Public Facilities Authority awards $10 million grant for project that will protect Voyageurs National Park, and iron mining is $3 billion-a-year industry in Minnesota.
State exports climb 6 percent to $5.3 billion in last year's fourth quarter, Women in Construction Week includes free events in Minnesota, and Minnesota named second-best state by U.S. News & World Report.
Canada-based Pizzey Ingredients building flaxseed-processing plant in Delano with support from DEED, MSP sets annual and daily records for passengers served, and hiring managers looking for ways to keep older workers on the job.
State needs more immigrants to sustain economic growth and expand labor market, Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit scheduled for March 7, and Proto Labs contemplates moving Plymouth manufacturing facility to Brooklyn Park, contingent on securing funding through DEED's Job Creation Fund.
Maple Grove-based Caisson Interventional expanding facility by 30,000 square feet and adding 50 jobs, aquaponics startup Stars Hollow Co. creating 156 jobs and investing nearly $12.3 million to build new facility in Cambridge, and Minnesota ranks fourth nationally for spending on powerboats, engines, trailers and accessories.
Accenture plans to add 400 Minneapolis jobs by 2021, Central Minnesota legislators hear how job training programs changed lives, Four Greater Minnesota cities awarded infrastructure grants, Monthly Economic Snapshot, Minnesota ranks 8th most educated state in US, according to WalletHub.
Solar panel plant seeks state loans, Winona WorkForce Center still busy in improving economy, Updated DEED business guide now available, DEED Developments blog: Minnesota workers get a raise, Super Bowl LII to bring an estimated $407M in new spending to MSP.
Minnesota job gains lead to lowest unemployment rate for Black Minnesotans on record, State gains 8,900 jobs in December, Redeveloping Pillsbury A-Mill Lofts, Minnesota cities finish first, second, and third places with highest average credit scores in Experian list.
Wages appear to be growing for the first time in a decade, PFA approves $5.3M grant for East Grand Forks and $1.38M for Randall, Child Care Grant Program gets another round of funding, Minnesota has highest five-year survival rate for new businesses in US.
Minnesota manufacturers upbeat about 2018 economy, DEED awards $5.57 million for 13 contamination cleanup or investigation projects, and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport rated most punctual major airport in the world.
DEED programs helping to spark growth statewide, Altec expands with DEED assistance, ASV Holdings moving distribution center to Grand Rapids, make a resolution to improve your professional skills.