DEED Roundup – August 20, 2018

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August 20, 2018

In the News

Stoneridge Software Moving to Historic Building in Barnesville
Forum Communications-8/10/18

Stoneridge Software is relocating its corporate office to the newly renovated historic T. Gunness building in downtown Barnesville, a city in Clay County, about 25 miles southeast of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be held this Wednesday. DEED supported the project with a $140,000 grant from the Job Creation Fund.

Recent Press Releases

State Gains 11,200 Jobs in July; Jobless Rate Drops to 3 Percent

Minnesota employers added 11,200 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by DEED last week. Over the past year, Minnesota has gained 59,931 jobs, a 2 percent growth rate. The U.S. growth rate during that period was 1.8 percent. The state unemployment rate fell to an 18-year low of 3 percent.

Serving Our Customers

Old tire in the dirt

DEED will have more than $4 million in grants and loans available this fall for investigating and cleaning up contamination at proposed redevelopment sites in Minnesota. If you want to learn more about the Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program, plan on attending one of the agency's upcoming workshops. Sessions are set for this Friday in Duluth, Aug. 29 in Mankato and Sept. 13 in Fergus Falls. More details are on the DEED website.

Recent Blog Posts

Commissioners in hardhats

Commissioners and senior staff from nine state agencies recently took part in the sixth annual Commissioners on Wheels tour. A goal of the one-day event was to increase awareness of Minnesota Business First Stop, which Gov. Mark Dayton created in 2012 to help businesses cut through red tape when working with state agencies. Read more on the DEED Developments blog.

Did You Know?

Doctor with baby

Minnesota has the fourth-best health care system in the country based on cost, access and outcomes, according to an analysis by WalletHub. The top three states were Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.