DEED Roundup -- April 14, 2014


          DEED Roundup - April 14, 2014


DEED in the News

Education Leaders Tout Proposed $6.5M Renovation at Tech School in Moorhead
Expansion would nearly double the square footage of the school’s existing 23,186-sq-ft transportation center to handle larger diesel transportation and ag equipment. 'It’s important to be making these higher education investments in the workforce,' Commissioner Clark Sieben said.

MN Leaders at M State for Bonding Tour
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is looking to get $6.54 million in bonding, and state officials visited the Moorhead Campus to show support.

DEED Visits Bemidji
Lakeland Public TV-04/11/14
Commissioner Clark Sieben experienced firsthand economic and employment growth during a visit to Bemidji. On tap: Sanford Center and  young entrepreneurs.

Commissioner Impressed with Bemidji's Entrepreneurial Spirit
Bemidji Pioneer-04/11/14
Bemidji area has a strong base of young entrepreneurs: AirCorps Aviation, Stittsworth Meats, LaValley Industries, Bemidji Brewery.

Did You Know?

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington is the 8th healthiest city in the US. Residents were among the most likely  to say they had access to basic needs -- a safe place to exercise, health insurance, ability to afford medicine, healthy food and medical care -- that promote good health.

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Recent Press Releases

State Officials Make Bonding Visit to Moorhead
Commissioners Katie Clark Sieben and Larry Pogemiller support $6.54 million in proposed upgrades at campus Transportation Center. 

North Star Insurance Expands Cottonwood Headquarters
North Star Mutual Insurance Company, which specializes in farm, home, auto and small business insurance, plans to invest $9.5 million, create 12 new FT permanent jobs. DEED will award the company $620,000 from the Minnesota Job Creation Fund if it meets performance goals. 

Recent Blog Posts

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Refresh Your Job Search For Spring
Target your search. Pay attention to small details. Use Your network. As Christopher Morley, journalist and poet said, “April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks, ‘Go.’”  

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