DEED Roundup


          DEED Roundup - June 24, 2013

At the Department of Employment and Economic Development, we have a wide variety of stories to tell each day. From updates on the economy to trips around the state, we communicate on a variety of topics. DEED Roundup will compile a week's information into one place  - we hope you find it helpful.

DEED in the News

MN unemployment rate stays at 5.3% – 06/20/13 
Minnesota's unemployment rate is
unchanged in May compared to the
previous month, as employers added 8,400 jobs.

Unemployment Chart

Minn. to open trade office in Germany
Bemidji Pioneer – 06/20/13 
Gov. Mark Dayton says the state will open a
European trade office in Germany to
promote exports and foreign investment
back in Minnesota.

State grant will help train new workers at NewPage paper mill in Duluth
Duluth News Tribune – 06/16/13
Thanks to a major state grant, more than 100 workers at the NewPage paper mill in Duluth will get specialized training to help fill the shoes of highly skilled retiring workers.

Did You Know?

94% of people in Minneapolis live within 10-minute walk of a park?

ParkScore recently ranked Minneapolis the best city park system in the nation. 

SpoonCherry Bridge

Recent Press Releases

MN Adds 8,400 Jobs in May
ST. PAUL –  Minnesota has now gained just over 93 percent of the jobs lost during the recession, 10,700 jobs shy of the state’s pre-recessionary peak.

State Economy Among Country's Fastest-Growing
ST. PAUL – Minnesota has one of the fastest-growing economies in the country, according to a study by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Recent Blog Posts

Sister-City Relationships Build Strong Cultural Ties
Minnesota cities have more than 35 sister-city relationships across the globe. These relationships create a formal long-term partnership between two cities in two countries fostering peace and prosperity.

You can find more photos from the European Trade Mission on our Facebook page

A Tale of Two States 
Wisconsin may have better football teams than Minnesota, but the Badger State is eating our dust when it comes to the economy.

Minnesota Public Radio’s Paul Tosto posted a blog on Monday that looked at some key economic data from the two states and concluded Minnesota did a much better job than Wisconsin of keeping people employed during the recession and putting them back to work in the recovery.