DEED Roundup -- Jan. 6, 2014


          DEED Roundup - Jan. 6, 2014 

Manufacturers' News: Industrial Employment Posts Gain
for Second Consecutive Year

DEED in the News

Manufacturing Expansions in Minn are Booming, Creating Jobs
Star Tribune-01/04/14
Company expansions are all the rage: State officials estimate that 112 construction projects worth $800 million were underway or recently completed just through the third quarter.

From the Darkest to the Brightest
Twin Cities Daily Planet-01/05/14
'I made my decision and asked my brother to take me to the State Services for the Blind.' 

Minn Exports Set Record for 3rd Quarter
Star Tribune-12/30/13
Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben credits trade offices for feeding the surge in sales, particularly of manufactured goods, at a nation-leading rate.

Minnesota Exports Hit Record High in 3rd Quarter
Finance & Commerce-12/31/13
The rise was driven by sales of manufactured goods that soared 4.5 percent compared to the same time in 2012.

Did You Know?

Alexandria Among Top 10 Best Small Towns in America 

Big Ole in Alexandria

Recent Press Releases

State Exports at $5.2B in Third Quarter
Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products set a third-quarter record of $5.2 billion, climbing 0.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to DEED.

Recent Blog Posts

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Job search strategy 2014

New year, new opportunities: You’re probably taking action on your new year’s resolutions, such as more networking, improving your elevator pitch, and developing a social media plan. But consider other job search-boosting activities. Did you know that personnel staffing services and contract firms can be excellent job search resources? 

Made in Minnesota

Made in Minnesota

Make it easy on yourself in 2014 by using the Made in Minnesota directory to buy materials, components and finished products from each other instead of out-of-state or foreign suppliers. You'll find the right suppliers -- now more than 800 -- right here at home.