Aug. 12 Roundup


          DEED Roundup - August 12, 2013

Minnesota's exceptional quality of life


Minnesota in the News

Shutterfly Heading to Shakopee
Minneapolis Star Tribune-08/09/13
The Shakopee City Council last week approved economic incentives to lure fast-growing Shutterfly Inc. to the southwest metro city, a move that followed Gov. Mark Dayton's “mystery” visit to the California firm recently. The company expects to create nearly 330 jobs within five years.

Oil drilling equipment

Minnesota Companies Tap the Oil Boom
Minneapolis Star Tribune-08/05/13
St. Paul industrial contractor Corval Group, which barely survived the Great Recession, is a good example of how Minnesota companies are profiting from the North Dakota oil bonanza while we avoid the boom’s messy downsides.

Did You Know?

Person voting

Minnesota has led the U.S. in voter turnout in 13 of the past 17 national elections. Here are five reasons Minnesota has such a stellar voting record.

Upcoming Events

The Hennepin North WorkForce Center in Brooklyn Park will sponsor a "hiring event" from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. Ten metro employers will attend, and they all have openings for well-paid positions.

Recent Blog Posts

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A Great Place to Live
By almost any measure, Minnesota is a great place to live. We have it all: a growing economy, affordable living, top-notch health care, pristine lakes and forests, educated workers and a low crime rate. In study after study, Minnesota consistently lands at the top of the heap when it comes to quality of life measures.   

Growing by Leaps and Bounds
With their experience and passion for gymnastics, Katie Olson and Gabe Essay seemed like a natural fit for starting K&G Gymnastics in Mankato. What they lacked was the business know-how. That’s where DEED's Mike Nolan came into the picture.