DEED Roundup -- September 30, 2013


          DEED Roundup - Sept 30, 2013 

DEED in the News

Twin Cities on Short List of Sites for New Global ADM Headquarters
Star Tribune-09/25/13
ADM has operations all over the Upper Midwest, 30,000 employees worldwide, 265 grain processing plants, and regional headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China. “We believe that Minnesota’s industry strengths would align perfectly with their operational needs, and will absolutely pursue the potential relocation,” said DEED Communications Director Madeline Koch.

'Platform to Employment' Project Offers Hope to Long-Term Jobless
Star Tribune-09/29/13
A national workforce council is behind a program to give veterans, older workers realistic shots at employment. DEED and Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development are partners on the Minneapolis initiative.

Minnesota Third Least Reliant State on Federal Dollars
Washington Post-09/23/13
States are relying more on the federal government for cash infusions than ever before, following years of declining tax revenues and stimulus payments. Much of that money is set to disappear.

Rochester among top 10 for workers over 50 -- and shares a commuter workforce with the Twin Cities. Who commutes the corridor? 

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Recent Press Releases


Minnesota Eighth on Forbes List of Best States for Business
Minnesota ranked eighth in the 'Forbes 2013 List of the Best States for Business,' jumping 12 spots from a year earlier on the strength of an improving economy. This was the biggest improvement of any state in the eighth-annual study, which looks at costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. To see the full story, click here.

Recent Blog Posts

Why Central Minnesota?
Manufacturing is king. More than 28,000 workers make everything from gears to soaps to engines. German farm-implement maker Geringhoff launched its first U.S. manufacturing facility in St. Cloud. Manufacturers are also capitalizing on the North Dakota oil boom, making specialized equipment and fabricated metal for pipelines, refineries and transportation systems.