DEED Roundup -- March 24, 2014


          DEED Roundup - March 24, 2014



DEED in the News

MOA groundbreaking

MOA Celebrates Groundbreaking for $325M Expansion Project
The most significant construction project at the MOA since its 1992 opening will include a 342-room Marriott hotel, office tower, high-end retailers, new dining options, a tourist welcome center and large event space. 

Water Scarcity Presents Opportunity for Minnesota Companies
'The demand for water conservation technologies and techniques is really strong and is only going to get stronger,' said Steve Riedel, Minnesota Trade Office.

Minnesota Exports Up; Canada, China, Mexico are Top Markets
'Minnesota was one of 19 states that saw exports grow more than 5 percent,' said Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. 'With three new foreign trade offices, the state is positioned to continue seeing healthy export increases in 2014.'

Auto Supplier Adding Up to 150 Jobs in Winona
Twin Cities Business-03/18/14
The expansion of TRW -- one of the top ten employers in Winona -- is driven by a freshly announced $300,000 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant to train TRW staff.

Did You Know?

1 in 4 millennials in Minnesota is a person of color? Here are some surprising trends about Minnesota's millennials (currently age 14-33) from Minnesota Compass.

Minnesota millennials

Recent Press Releases

DEED Awards $1.4M for Redevelopment, Demolition Projects
DEED awarded grants and loans to the cities of Fosston, St. Paul, Glencoe and Ogilvie for projects expected to create and retain 84 jobs, increase the tax base by more than $870,000 and result in commercial development.

Recent Blog Posts

Just Two Days Away: Construction and Trades Career Fair in Rochester 
Participating companies are seeking candidates for field and office positions, entry-level and higher. A wide range of jobs are available – everything from electrician to painter to marketing coordinator and receptionist.  

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Mary Helen Juntunen uses the new digital Talking Book Radio to listen to the 9 a.m. reading of the Duluth News Tribune -- especially when her daughter-in-law Michelle, a former TV news anchor, is scheduled to read. Mary Helen also tunes in to the Radio Talking Book's 'Bookworm' program for fiction. 'The Communication Center makes it possible for me to connect with the rest of the world,' she said.