DEED Roundup -- Sept. 16, 2013


          DEED Roundup - Sept. 16, 2013


DEED in the News

Rural Minnesota Leads Minnesota Rebound After Years of Contraction
Star Tribune-09/09/13
'Central Minnesota is the region that stands out in the data,' said Rachel Vilsack, an employment analyst at DEED.

Minnesota Colleges Launch Push for More International Students
MPR News-09/10/13
A group of Minnesota educational institutions has formed Study Minnesota, a consortium to promote the state as a destination for international students. 'Many people don’t realize every dollar spent by international students on tuition and living expenses is considered a service export,' said MTO Director Kathleen Motzenbecker. 'In the 2011-12 academic year alone they contributed over $319 million to the Minnesota economy.' 

Cirrus, Lake Superior College Team Up to Train Assembly Workers
Duluth News Tribune-09/12/13
The Minnesota Job Skills Program grant will pay for the training program’s curriculum development and enrollment for up to 60 low-income students.

Did You Know?

We're no. 7 in wind energy!

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Recent Press Releases

DEED Names John Shoffner Business Development Director
Shoffner to head DEED’s Office of Business Development, the first point of contact for businesses seeking state assistance.

Workforce Grants Focus on Bridging Employment Gaps
Twenty-four Minnesota organizations have been awarded $6.2 million in grants from DEED to provide training and employment assistance to over 3,000 Minnesotans. A summary of the program and grantees can is posted on our website.

Career Pathways Grants Expand Opportunities for 1,000 Minnesotans
DEED has awarded $1,4 million to 17 adult career pathways projects in the state under the Minnesota FastTRAC initiative to help train and place  workers statewide.

Recent Blog Posts

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Why Minnesota: Southeast
The heart of southeastern Minnesota is anchored by the state’s health care and agricultural industries, which are expected to grow significantly in the next 20 years. And have you seen the incredible landscapes?

SE MN SBDC Helps Deliver Dough for Domino's
Marty Gritz is not afraid of the sauce. From pizza maker, delivery driver and counter help to assistant manager and manager, Marty has held nearly every job during his long career with Domino’s. Find out how the Southeast Regional SBDC helped Marty achieve his business goals.