DEED Roundup -- Nov 12, 2013


          DEED Roundup -- Nov. 12, 2013

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DEED in the News

Fridley Gets $500,000 DEED Grant for Cleanup, Redevelopment of Former BAE Site
Star Tribune-11/02/13
Redevelopment of the former BAE Systems site will include a 12-building business center on East River Road south of Interstate Hwy. 694.

Turning Minnesota's Job-Skills Gap into Opportunity for Low-Income Families
A good job lifts a person out of poverty. A workforce well-trained to fill available jobs leads to a prosperous economy. But there’s a problem with that: By 2018, 70 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require more education.

Brooklyn Park Lands Olympus Medical Device Plant
Pioneer Press-11/05/13
Medical device manufacturer Olympus Surgical Technologies selected Brooklyn Park as the site of a new manufacturing and research and development facility that will keep 265 jobs in Minnesota and create 100 new ones. Groundbreaking is expected before the end of the year.

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Recent Press Releases

Brooklyn Park Site of Olympus Building
“This expansion is great news for our state, and for the hundreds of Minnesotans this new facility will employ,” said Gov. Mark Dayton. DEED provided the precision technology leader with a $1 million forgivable loan from the Minnesota Investment Fund.

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Services to Help Veterans Find Jobs

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“DEED is dedicated to all of Minnesota’s service members and wants to provide all of the resources available as they transition to civilian life. Having a good job has been a top priority," said Jim Finley, DEED's director of veterans employment. We salute you, Minnesota’s former members of the U.S. military!

Cast Your 'Local' Vote

Locally Laid Egg a Super Bowl Ad Competition Finalist
This Minnesota company is one of four from across the nation that made the cut in Intuit's ad competition -- beating out more than 10,000 other businesses. The winner will receive an ad worth more than $4 million. Voting is now open. How about giving this home-grown business a thumbs up and a chance at small-business fame?