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Workforce Development Efforts Will Help Rebuild a More Equitable Minnesota

September is Workforce Development Month – and never in recent memory have investments in our state’s workforce been more important. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on jobs and employment in Minnesota. Our state’s unemployment rate as of July is at 7.7%, down more than two percentage points from May, but still more than twice what it was in July 2019, when it was...

 

Minnesota Mask Requirement: Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 to Keep Our Economy Open

Over the last months, we’ve heard repeatedly from Minnesota businesses that we need to continue to control the spread of the coronavirus in order to sustain the economic rebound underway. Our state's businesses know that in order to keep making strides in bringing our economy back, we’ve got to take care of each other – and the easiest way to do that is to wear a mask. In...

 

Announcing new tools to help businesses promote safe work environments

Health experts around the world will tell you that one of the most important aspects of workplace safety during a pandemic is careful and effective health screening of employees. That’s why in Executive Order 20-40, the Governor requires all non-critical businesses coming back into workplace environments to engage in proper health screenings each day. Now, thanks to a unique...

 

Angel Tax Credit Funds Fully Distributed for 2019

I’m pleased to share that in only five months, DEED distributed all $10 million from the Angel Tax Credit (ATC) fund! The ATC is a way to spur investment in Minnesota’s future businesses. The program provides a 25% tax credit to investors or investment funds that make equity investments in startup companies focused on high technology, new proprietary technology, or a new pr...

 

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