DEED Roundup -- August 19, 2013


          DEED Roundup - August 19, 2013

 Southern Minnesota Could Be Poised for Economic Transformation


DEED in the News

Social Media: What are the Legal Risks to Business Uses?
KMSP-TV -- 08/14/13
Social media has the potential to help any business grow, but using the technology can create legal liabilities.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Plant Duluth News Tribune -- 08/13/13
The new Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing facility is expected to retain 97 Iron Range jobs while adding an estimated 50 new jobs over the next three years.

New Program in Mpls Will Help Long-Term Unemployed -- 08/13/13
Aimed at getting long-term unemployed Minneapolis residents back to work, P2E launches in September.

Did You Know?

Art Envy: Minnesota Top State for Support of Arts

Minnesota ranks No. 1 in the nation in per capita spending on its state arts agency. New figures released by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.

Weisman Art Museum

Recent Press Releases

Minnesota Adds 4,300 Jobs in July
Minnesota has gained 71,500 jobs over the past year, a growth rate of 2.6 percent, compared with a U.S. growth rate of 1.7 percent. Our unemployment rate is holding at a steady 5.2 percent. “On an annual basis, the Minnesota labor market is recovering at a pace we haven’t seen since the expansion of the 1990s,” said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben.

Recent Blog Posts

The Path to Recovery

Path to Recovery

From jobs to exports, the numbers point to a recovering economy. Shutterfly Inc.’s announcement that it plans to open a manufacturing facility that will bring about 330 jobs to Shakopee adds to the evidence that Minnesota is leaving the Great Recession behind. And Shutterfly is among a growing list of companies that have announced expansion plans here in the past year.

DEED Awards Funding to Assist Emerging Businesses
Two-year grants totaling $2.8 million have been awarded to 11 nonprofits that provide services and technical assistance to emerging businesses and entrepreneurs in Minnesota.

New Social Media Guide for Businesses
What it says, how to get it, why we did it.