Economic Development

State Exports Down For The Seventh-Straight Quarter

As exports to Canada and Mexico decline, Minnesota businesses are looking to Asia, Europe and Africa to buy more. However, Trump’s vow to “rip up” existing international trade deals could deal a blow to the state’s export industry in 2017.

December 06, 2016

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Debunking The Myth That Minnesota's Rural Towns Are Doomed

New London, Milan and Albert Lea are examples of communities showing signs of vitality — and unraveling many preconceptions of small-town life.

December 06, 2016

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Confused By Claims That Minnesota Isn’t Doing Well Economically? Look Outside The Twin Cities

Minnesota Republicans have credited their election night success to speaking to people who felt left behind.

November 29, 2016

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Duluth's Next Chapter

Emily Larson is blazing her own economic development trail as Duluth’s mayor, while building on the city’s strengths.

November 28, 2016

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How Robots Are Changing Minnesota's Workforce

Atlas Manufacturing is just one of a growing number of places in Minnesota and across the country where automation is quickly and radically transforming the labor market.

November 23, 2016

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DEED Commissioner Calls 12,500 Jobs Lost In October ‘A Disappointment’

Minnesota has struggled to create jobs since the start of summer. Meanwhile, the nation is catching up to the state’s long-held unemployment rate lead.

November 17, 2016

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Sprint Wants To Hire 200 Minnesotans By End Of 2017

The telecommunications company urged veterans to consider applying for the job openings.

November 11, 2016

Federal Cartridge Receives DEED Support In $34M Upgrade Of Anoka Facility

The multiyear project is expected to create 50 jobs at the ammunition company’s production plant.

November 11, 2016

Kerry Commits To $28.6M Expansion Of Rochester Facility

The taste and nutrition company is one of the largest in the world, with operations on six continents and a staff of 23,000 employees.

November 01, 2016

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Former Minneapolis Chamber CEO Todd Klingel Dies At 63

U.S. Bancorp CEO Richard Davis called Klingel “a gifted and generous leader,” as well as a “passionate advocate for so many important initiatives in our community.”

October 31, 2016

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