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#InnovateMN Campaign Highlights New Discoveries and Technologies

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3/7/2017 11:00:00 AM

#InnovateMN – a new public-awareness campaign celebrating emerging technologies and discoveries in Minnesota – has been launched.

The year-long campaign will highlight Minnesota’s culture of innovation by sharing stories of businesses and entrepreneurs on the cutting edge.

“There are many great ideas, products and solutions being developed by budding entrepreneurs as well as established companies throughout the state,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “#InnovateMN will help to uplift their ingenuity and support their growth by promoting resources and giving them exposure not only in Minnesota but around the world.”

The Milken Institute’s 2016 State Technology and Science Index ranked Minnesota among the national leaders for patents issued per capita (fourth), technology and science workforce (fourth) and overall technology and science strength (seventh).

Besides spotlighting the state’s wealth of startup companies and strengths in innovation, #InnovateMN will highlight DEED resources for Minnesotans who are looking for financing or technical assistance to start or expand their business or who are just looking to get inspired.

DEED programs and services for entrepreneurs include:

  • Angel Tax Credit Program
  • Small Business Development Centers
  • Small Business Assistance Office
  • Minnesota Trade Office
  • Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program
  • Small Business Credit Initiative and much more.

Check out DEED’s Business Resources for more details.

Learn more about #InnovateMN at mn.gov/deed/innovatemn, follow #InnovateMN on Twitter and continue the conversation on DEED’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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