Minnesota Achieves Jobs Milestone
St. Paul Pioneer Press-09/20/13
Minnesota's trip through the last recession won't be forgotten anytime soon, but employment numbers reported last week may help push those memories into the past. The state gained 12,200 jobs in August, enough to pass the previous high-water mark for jobs of 2.78 million before the Great Recession.
Manufacturing Expansion Underway
Schult Homes of Redwood Falls is both a barometer of the state and regional economy and a testament that manufacturing is in the early stages of recovery.
Twin Cities Economy Surged Last Year
Minneapolis Star Tribune-09/18/13
The U.S. Commerce Department reported last week that real GDP, the total value of goods and services adjusted for inflation, grew by 3.9 percent in the Twin Cities last year, adding more than $7 billion in economic activity. Real estate was the major driver
Minnesota ranks fifth nationally with a 2.3 percent job growth rate over the past year. A state-by-state breakdown of other employment numbers can be found in last week's Bureau of Labor Statistics press release.
State Gains 12,200 Jobs in August
Minnesota employers added 12,200 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent, the lowest level in more than five years, according to figures released last week by DEED.
Job Fair Set for Thursday in Roseau
Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with major employers in the region at the Roseau County Job Fair on Thursday. DEED is hosting the free event.
Why Minnesota: Southwest
Southwestern Minnesota is the breadbasket of the state, producing 700 million bushels of corn, 140 million bushels of soybeans, 10 million turkeys and 5.5 million hogs annually. But farming is only part of the story in this remarkably diverse 27-county region.
Naming Rights ... and Wrongs
Shakespeare posed the famous question: “What’s in a name?” Well, when it comes to business, there’s more than you might think. Depending on the type of business organization you choose, there are rules to follow and official documents to be filed. Got the perfect name in mind? Good for you. But don’t assume you’re good to go just yet.