DEED Roundup -- March 3, 2014


          DEED Roundup - March 3, 2014


DEED in the News

Way Better Snacks Way Happier in Minn
Twin Cities Business-01/31/14
The early-stage snack company came looking for an experienced talent pool. They found it.

Buy Local Campaigns Make a Difference
MN2020 Hindsight-02/24/14
A study finds awareness campaigns -- including DEED's Made in Minnesota database -- help local businesses that, in turn, help local and state economies. 

Building an Upturn
Twin Cities Business-02/21/14
Lake Superior College is expanding its manufacturing program. The expansion is evidence of the potential for greater manufacturing employment in northeastern Minnesota -- and strong interest by residents to fill those jobs. The  Manufacturing Business Conditions Survey shows Minnesota manufacturers are feeling momentum building.

Did You Know?

Minnesota is the fourth most content state in the U.S, according to 24/7 Wall St. Cites exceptional physical health and adequate money for food, shelter, and health care as reasons why. 

Father and son walking

Recent Press Releases

Ice Castle Manufacturer Expanding in Pine River
American Surplus and Manufacturing, a Montevideo company that specializes in making wheeled ice-fishing houses under the Ice Castle brand, is opening a manufacturing facility that will bring 20 jobs to Pine River. DEED awarded the company a low-interest Minnesota Investment Fund loan of $107,500 to help with the expansion.

Recent Blog Posts

Most Important Career Question to Ask Yourself
If you've been looking at job vacancies in your field and finding that you don’t have all -- or nearly all -- the skills the employer is seeking, ask yourself, 'Are my skills obsolete?'

Serving Our Clients

Vincent de Ruiter

Minnesota college student Vincent de Ruiter uses his iPhone to access the Communication Center’s audio transcriptions of his textbooks at Utrecht University, Netherlands. Thanks to the Communication Center at State Services for the Blind and other audio resources, he can listen to his textbooks instead of reading them in print. It was a unique request, said Dan Gausman, Audio Services. But it made a world of difference for de Ruiter, who has dyslexia.