DEED Roundup – September 11, 2017

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  September 11, 2017

In the News

Woman working at Marvin Cos.

Marvin Sets Aggressive Goals
Minneapolis Star Tribune-9/5/17
Paul Marvin, the fourth generation of his family to lead Warroad-based Marvin Cos.,  envisions a future where the company pursues new product innovations, “value-added adjacencies” and previously rare acquisitions. He has set an aggressive goal of increasing annual sales by an average of 10 percent.

Minnesota Joins Amazon Sweepstakes
Minnesota Public Radio-9/7/17
Gov. Dayton last week ordered DEED to ready a bid for a new headquarters building the company says will deliver as many as 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment for the location it selects. He met with Commissioner Hardy last Friday to discuss what might go into a bid.

Serving Our Customers

Twin Cities Startup Week logo

DEED is among the sponsors of this year's Twin Cities Startup Week, scheduled for Oct. 8-13. On Tuesday of that week, DEED will have an open house for people who want to learn about the programs and services that the agency offers to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Registration is requested, but not required. Check out the full list of activities planned for this year's Twin Cities Startup Week.




Recent Press Releases

Pace Plans Rochester Expansion
Communications technology company Pace International Inc. will invest $1.95 million and hire an additional 22 workers in an expansion of its facilities in Rochester. The company said it plans to add 9,000 square feet of offices and 9,000 square feet of warehouse space, bringing its total facility footprint in Rochester to 66,000 square feet.

Recent Blog Posts

Kwik Trip store sign

A few years ago, La Crosse, Wis., based Kwik Trip made a commitment to hiring more people with disabilities in Minnesota. Since then, the convenience store chain has hired more than 40 people with disabilities, nearly all of them customers of DEED's Vocational Rehabilitation Services program. Read more at

Did You Know?

Mayo Clinic sign

Mayo Clinic in Rochester was recently named the best hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo topped the list for the second year in a row and the third time in the last four years.