DEED Roundup -- Oct 28, 2013


          DEED Roundup - Oct 28, 2013


DEED in the News

Minnesota Manufacturing Database Aims to Keep Dollars at Home
Star Tribune-10/23/13
With Elmo by her side, Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben helped kick off a new manufacturing database that aims to drum up business within the state.

Sesame Street Characters, Pro Sports Mascots Like Crunch, Other Nationally Known Faces are Made in Minn
Many consumers seek out American-made products. Now there’s an easy way to find goods and supplies produced by Minnesotans.

DEED Commissioner and Elmo

Over $200,00 Awarded for Duluth's Lincoln Park Revitalization Project
The project to turn the former Lincoln Park Elementary School into affordable housing in Duluth got quite the financial boost from DEED -- and it's expected to retain 31 jobs, create two new jobs and increase the city’s tax base by $65,799. Click to edit this placeholder text.

Owatonna Celebrates Tradition of Manufacturing Success
Manufacturing is more important to Owatonna’s economy than most other places in the state, according to Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism figures.

Did You Know?

Crashed Ice Skaters Return to Base of Cathedral of St. Paul in February 2014

Crashed Ice event location

Recent Press Releases

Made in Minnesota logo

DEED Commissioner Unveils Made in Minnesota Directory
Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben just unveiled the Made in Minnesota Directory at VEE Corp. in Minneapolis. Businesses can use this free online database to find state manufacturers, and search by product, company name or county:

Week-long Event Highlights Importance of State's Manufacturing Sector
'For decades, manufacturing has been a crucial sector of Minnesota’s economy, providing good jobs and living wages for middle class families,' said Gov. Dayton. 'I want to thank our state’s manufacturers, and the 300,000 Minnesotans who work hard every day to build the high-quality, innovative and reliable products our global economy demands.'

Recent Blog Posts

Consider a Career in Manufacturing
Today’s manufacturing workers use complex, advanced technology and automated, computer-controlled equipment, while earning an average salary that is $10,000 more than most jobs in Minnesota. And there are plenty of jobs available.

Minnesota China Center Builds Ties with Business Community
Metro area business leaders recently heard about the opportunities presented by China’s market at the China Business Roundtable Luncheon. China is Minnesota’s second largest export destination: The state’s manufactured exports to China reached $2.5 billion in 2012.   

Save the date: Nov 14, 2013

Attend the free Mainstreaming Exports Seminar -- and find out if exporting is right for your business. You will hear from other small businesses that have learned how to profit from exporting, followed by experts on all aspects of exporting. This program will give you the tools you need to compete in the global market. Sign up by November 8 for an early bird special. To register, visit or call 612-370-9100.