Roundup - Dec. 16, 2013


          DEED Roundup - Dec. 16, 2013

Jobs Bill Driving Business Expansions Statewide


DEED in the News

Olympus groundbreaking

How Brooklyn Park Landed Olympus
Finance and Commerce-12/13/13
A $1 million forgiveable loan from DEED was among several factors that helped Brooklyn Park beat out Boston, Cleveland and Memphis for an expansion project by Olympus Surgical Technologies America.

DEED Launches Angel Loan Fund
Commissioner Sieben joined Gov. Mark Dayton last week in announcing a new loan fund that will offer startup businesses up to $250,000 in interest-free help. The goal is to have businesses attract private investments of $10 for every public dollar spent on the program.

Did You Know?

Minnesota millennials —young adults ages 19 to 29—have the highest average credit score in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Young professionals

Recent Press Releases

Teen girl

DEED Awards Grants for At-Risk Youth
Sixteen Minnesota organizations that provide jobs and training experience for at-risk youth will receive more than $2.7 million in grants from DEED. The groups will develop projects that focus on serving young people from communities of color and serving deaf, hard-of-hearing and deaf-blind youth.

Recent Blog Posts

Drafting a Business Plan
For anyone who dreads the thought of writing anything longer or more complex than a text or a tweet, putting together a business plan might sound intimidating. Here are the basics on how to do it.

Conducting a Holiday Job Search
Some people give up job searching between Thanksgiving and New Years. Don't be one of them. Employers are still hiring and companies that budget on an annual basis may have jobs that they need to hire for now.