Recovery Stays on Track in Duluth
Duluth News Tribune-02/03/14
Despite the usual winter slowdown in hiring in the Duluth area, DEED's Jan Saxhaug says the economic recovery is continuing at a slow but steady pace in the region.
Golden Valley Bucks the Recession
Channel 12 TV-01/31/14
A recent analysis by DEED's Rachel Vilsack found that Golden Valley was the only large Minnesota city to add jobs during the recession. A local TV station took a look at why.
Job Growth in Fergus Falls
Prairie Business Magazine-01/31/14
Officials in Fergus Falls are working with DEED to attract workers and provide the skilled training that will enable the area's industries to continue expanding.
Three Minnesota companies –General Mills, Allianz and the Mayo Clinic – made Fortune's annual list of the 100 best companies to work for in America.
Minnesota Job Skills Partnership
DEED announced three Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grants last week that will enable workers to upgrade their skills. One will fund a program through Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis to train low-income workers for IT jobs. Another will pay for training 35 employees of Alliance Machine in Elk River. A third grant will enable more than 200 workers at Northern Engraving in Spring Grove to learn new skills.
DEED Awards Cleanup Funding
Redevelopment projects that will create or retain nearly 6,700 jobs in Minnesota were awarded $3.3 million from DEED to clean up or investigate contamination on the project sites.
Future Jobs in Construction
The Minnesota construction industry will generate 34,400 new jobs by the end of the decade – an employment growth rate of nearly 40 percent, according to a DEED analysis. Only one other sector, health care, is expected to add more jobs in Minnesota by 2020.