DEED Launches Job Creation Fund
St. Paul Pioneer Press-01/10/14
Commissioner Sieben joined Gov. Dayton last week in announcing DEED's new Minnesota Job Creation Fund, which will offer incentives to businesses that hire new workers and expand their facilities in Minnesota.
Job Vacancies Climb in Recovery
Employers across Minnesota are finding it more difficult to fill jobs in some industries as the economy recovers, and that’s especially true in southwestern Minnesota. The good news, though, is that most of those jobs will be filled eventually, says DEED's Rachel Vilsack.
New-Business Filings Remain High
Minnesota received filings for 58,260 new businesses in 2013, the third-highest annual total in history and a positive signal of continued economic growth and job opportunities in the state, according to Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.
Minnesota is the 10th most innovative state, based on its concentration of STEM professionals, utility patents, gross state product per employee and other factors, according to a Bloomberg study.
Minnesota's Craft Beer Renaissance
Check out the latest issue of Trends magazine to learn about the rapidly growing craft beer industry in the state. Other stories in this issue look at DEED's latest Hiring Difficulties Survey (this time on manufacturing), the evolving job mix in Minnesota, employment in the state’s 25 largest cities, and the number of jobs and types of industries that would be affected by raising the minimum wage.
DEED is joining other state agencies and construction industry partners in sponsoring the first Minnesota Construction Industry Conference at the Ramada Inn Mall of America on Feb. 6. Click here for more details, including registration information.
Manufacturers Optimistic About 2014 Minnesota manufacturers are optimistic about the industry in the coming year, with 91 percent saying they expect production and employment levels to increase or stay the same, according to a survey by DEED and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.