DEED Roundup -- Dec 23, 2013


          DEED Roundup - Dec 23, 2013

Mapping Median Income Across Minnesota 

DEED in the News

Winnipeg Firm to Open Maple Grove Research Center, Hire 40
Pioneer Press-12/18/13
A Winnipeg company will open a new research center in Maple Grove. Senior VP Bruce Dorey said said the firm chose Minnesota over other states because of a combination of the grant, Dayton's salesmanship and 'availability of great engineers' in the state.

Minnesota attracts Canadian Business, Sees Lower Unemployment Rate
Grand Forks Herald-12/19/13
A double dose of good economic news: Price Mechanical and falling unemployment rate. 

Entrepreneurs to Benefit From $6.7 Million Angel Loan Fund
Grand Rapids Herald-Review-12/13/13
A new $6.7 million Angel Loan Fund will provide no-interest loans of up to $250,000 for startup businesses. Minnesota entrepreneurs can apply for loans to help with business startup costs, working capital, equipment purchases, construction, inventory financing, franchise funding and more.

Did You Know?

A Toast to Minnesota's Craft Beer Economic Impact

Beer mug

Recent Press Releases

State Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6 Percent
Minnesota's unemployment rate fell 0.2 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted 4.6 percent, according to figures released by DEED. The U.S. unemployment rate was 7 percent in November. 

Brazil, South Korea Chosen for Foreign Trade Offices
Foreign trade offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Seoul, South Korea will join Dusseldorf-Cologne, Germany, as the locations of three new offices that will open in 2014.

Recent Blog Posts

The Better Angels of Business Development

Angel fund

A couple years ago, Lisa Lavin posed a question to a friend over lunch. “Do you have a patent burning a hole in your back pocket?” she wondered.

Tips for Holiday Party Networking
'Tis the season to be jolly … and to attend holiday parties. And you won’t want to miss them, even if you're an introvert! If you're job seeking, here's how to network like a pro during the season's festivities.