DEED Roundup -- Nov 4, 2013


          DEED Roundup - Nov. 4, 2013

Commissioner Sieben: Minnesota Manufacturing
Has Much to Celebrate


DEED in the News

Olympus Planning Brooklyn Park Project
Minneapolis Star Tribune-10/30/13
DEED is providing a $1 million forgivable loan from its Minnesota Investment Fund and potentially other funding for an expansion project by Olympus Surgical Technologies America that could eventually employ up to 350 people in Brooklyn Park. 

Burnsville Site Includes WorkForce Center
IHCC News Service-10/30/13
DEED's Cynthia Bauerly participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for the South of the River Education Center, which includes space for the agency's new Burnsvillle WorkForce Center.

Sweet Success
Minneapolis Star Tribune-10/30/13
Pearson Candy Co., a venerable candy maker that has been operating in Minnesota for 104 years, has expanded its production line in St. Paul so that it can make bite-sized candy bars.

Did You Know?

The Twin Cities ranks second nationally in housing affordability, according to an annual survey by


Recent Press Releases

Reflection of Wells Fargo Building

Twin Cities Seventh in Economic Index
The Twin Cities ranked seventh in the American City Business Journals' October index of top-performing metropolitan economies in the country, jumping 48 spots from the same month a year earlier.

Minnesota Chosen for NGA Program
Minnesota was among three states and one U.S. territory that were selected by the National Governors Association to participate in a program to encourage growth of their clean energy industries. Arizona, Mississippi and Puerto Rico were also chosen for the program.

DEED Awards Job-Training Grant
A $145,000 grant from DEED will help train low-income residents of western Hennepin County in such areas as accounting, project management and social media.

Recent Blog Posts

Rochester Career Fair
A free career fair at Rochester Community and Technical College on Tuesday will help people explore careers in the IT and high-tech fields. More than 20 employers will be recruiting workers for job vacancies.