DEED Roundup – October 30, 2017

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  October 30, 2017

In the News

Daunting Job Hunt for Older Workers
Minneapolis Star Tribune-10/29/17
Even with the lowest unemployment in years, many older workers who lose their jobs are still struggling to line up new ones. DEED's Jeremy Hanson Willis and Paul Sears talk about some of the challenges of finding work when you're a baby boomer.

Addressing Workforce Challenges
Pioneer Press-10/26/17
The state needs all hands on deck to meet the workforce shortage. Commissioner Hardy said that will mean breaking down barriers and engaging young people, millennials, people of color, people with disabilities and older workers.

Will Crookston Get an SBDC Office?
Crookston Times-10/26/17
University of Minnesota Crookston Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause wants to return a Small Business Development Center office to Crookston, and she’s asking local officials to kick in funding.

Did You Know?

Truck driving through a hurricane

The Twin Cities is one of the best places to live in the country if you want to avoid natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. The Twin Cities ranked seventh in the study of the 50 largest U.S. metro areas. Portland, Ore., was deemed the safest city, while Miami was the most dangerous.


Recent Press Releases

Echo Awarded PFA Funding
The city of Echo will receive more than $4 million in grants and loans from the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for infrastructure improvements. The city of 278 people in Yellow Medicine County will use the funding to replace underground water and sewer pipes in the community.

Recent Blog Posts

Hire a veteran sign

DEED is joining forces with IBM and the nonprofit group Corporate America Supports You to certify Minnesota veterans in the use of IBM software widely used by law enforcement, cybersecurity and national security agencies. has details.

Serving Our Customers

Construction manager with laptop

DEED’s Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grants Program has been a major success since it was created in 1993, awarding nearly $171 million statewide to help communities pay for cleaning up sites polluted with soil and groundwater contamination. 

The program’s 2017 annual report is now available on the DEED website, featuring background, updated statistics, the grant process and case studies about successful projects in Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Mankato and Duluth.