DEED Roundup – Sept. 12, 2016

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  Sept. 12, 2016

In the News

Commissioner Shawntera Hardy

Face to Face with Commissioner Hardy
Business Journal-9/6/16
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal's Sam Black recently sat down with Commissioner Hardy to discuss her job. "I really enjoy being a part of the strategy — coordinating and bringing together," Commissioner Hardy said. "I see that as where I’ve always had a strength."

The Bus Stops Here
Pipestone County Star-9/7/16
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and state agency commissioners visited communities and businesses in western and southwestern Minnesota, including Pipestone, during a three-day bus tour last week. The itinerary included a visit by commissioners to Juhl Energy Development in Pipestone on Wednesday. The fourth annual Commissioners on Wheels tour focused on issues and investments related to water, energy and agriculture in Greater Minnesota.

Did You Know?

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More than 90 Minnesota companies were named to Inc. magazine's 2016 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States.


Press Releases

Apprenticeship Initiative Grants
Minnesota employers are invited to apply for grants to help them create or expand registered apprenticeship programs in five industries: advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care, information technology and transportation. Over a five-year period, Minnesota will engage more than 100 employers in developing registered programs to recruit, train and retain 1,000 new apprentices in 30 high-growth occupations.

Recent Blog Posts

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Gov. Mark Dayton has declared September to be Workforce Development Month in Minnesota. The state will invest more than $111.7 million in workforce development in this fiscal year, including $35 million dedicated to improving opportunities for Minnesotans of color, women, youth, people with disabilities and/or veterans. Read the proclamation here.

Serving Our Customers

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To celebrate Twin Cities Startup Week, DEED is hosting a free event on Thursday, Sept. 22, to promote startup programs offered by the agency. DEED provides startup businesses assistance ranging from technical support to financing programs. The event, which is free, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DEED's downtown headquarters in the First National Bank Building. Register here.