Minnesota Winning Border Battle
Rochester Post Bulletin-07/05/13
When Gov. Scott Walker declared Wisconsin "open for business" and promised to bring 250,000 new jobs to Wisconsin by the end of 2014, many were concerned that his low-tax policies would lure jobs to Wisconsin at the expense of Minnesota.
Project Gets State Clean-up Grant
Mankato Free Press-07/11/13
The state of Minnesota, already in for $2.2 million, added nearly $1 million more for the South Front Street redevelopment project Wednesday.
Minneapolis Top Biking City, Based on Facebook Activity
Minnesota exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products reached $4.9 billion in the first quarter of 2013, the state’s 10th consecutive quarter of record export growth, according to DEED.
Cleanup of Six Contaminated Project Sites
DEED awarded $2.9 million in grants to investigate or clean up contamination on six sites in Mankato, Moorhead and Minneapolis.
Vets Best for Starting New Businesses
Veterans tend to be the best candidates for starting new businesses, says Mike Ryan, director, Minnesota Small Business Development Center at University of St. Thomas. “They‘re disciplined, they understand technology, and they know how to get the job done.”
Life After Ford
The Twin Cities Ford Plant was an institution in St. Paul for more than 80 years. To find out what happened to the 2,000 workers who lost their jobs, DEED examined data sources and wrote about what they found.