DEED Roundup


          DEED Roundup - July 1, 2013

While all 11 of Minnesota’s industrial sectors posted year-over-year job gains in the May employment figures that were announced last week, some sectors have done better than others since the end of the recession. Find out what DEED’s data analysis found here.

DEED in the News

42 biz expansions to add 1,300 MN jobs
MinnPost - 06/26/13
Forty-two business expansion projects are either in progress, completed, or were announced during the first quarter of 2013, bringing with them more than 1,300 Minnesota jobs.

Trade Mission A Success For Mankato 
KEYC-TV CBS-12 / FOX-12 – 06/24/13
Delegates from the city of Mankato have returned from a ten-day trip on Governor Mark Dayton's Trade Mission to Europe.

Duluth-area unemployment falls
Duluth News Tribune - 06/26/13
Unemployment rates continued to improve throughout much of the Northland in May, fed by a seasonal boost in jobs and an improving economy.

US Department of Labor announces $58 million in state grants to train dislocated workers
U.S. Department of Labor  06/26/13
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $58 million in funding to 30 states for expanded training of dislocated workers so they can acquire industry-recognized credentials that lead to new career opportunities. The grants to states will support on-the-job training, customized training, registered apprenticeships and other approaches that connect individuals with employers, with a focus on providing these services to those in long spells of unemployment.

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Recent Press Releases

Graph of Business Survey

Business Service Firms Optimistic About Economy

ST. PAUL Seventy-seven percent of Minnesota firms that specialize in business services are optimistic about the outlook for the state economy, saying they anticipate their sales revenue to grow or remain stable in the coming year... 

MnDOT and DEED Announce $15.7 million in Grants for Transportation Infrastructure 

ST. PAUL –The Minnesota Department of Transportation – in partnership with the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) – has awarded $15.7 million in grants to five state trunk highway projects that will support growing industry and businesses, and improve the transportation network for all users. The funding was awarded under the Transportation Economic Development Program (TED).

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