DEED Roundup – August 6, 2018

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August 6, 2018

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Mankato, Courtland and Pemberton to Receive Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects
Mankato Times-8/1/18


The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) approved $7.06 million in loans and grants for water infrastructure projects in six Minnesota communities including Mankato, Courtland and Pemberton. Mankato will receive $1.12 million from the Point Source Implementation Grant Program. 

Other projects approved were for Lowry, Eden Valley and Rice Lake.

The PFA has financed $4.5 billion in public infrastructure projects in communities throughout Minnesota since 1987.

DEED Grants to Support Workforce Training
Finance & Commerce-7/31/18

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DEED has awarded $2.7 million in workforce development grants to train more than 4,400 workers.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College and its business partner, Kraus-Anderson, are getting a $394,279 boost through the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to expand the scope of the construction giant's in-house training program. “This is a win-win for Minnesota businesses remaining competitive and educational institutions offering advanced training,” said Commissioner Shawntera Hardy.   

Recent Blog Posts

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In 2007, Minnesota was on the cusp of a recession that ultimately would cost the state over 160,00 jobs and leave 235,000 people unemployed. 

Much has changed since then. 

After nine consecutive years of economic growth Minnesota faces labor market conditions as tight as anyone can remember. And Minnesota is not unique. 

Read about the new reality on the DEED Developments blog. For the bigger picture, go to the latest issue of Minnesota Economic Trends.

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There are many ways to get help when voting. A new video on voting rights from the Minnesota Disability Law Center, featuring a former State Services for the Blind staff member, is now available. Audio description, text captioning, and full transcript with descriptions are available on the State Services for the Blind website