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Learn More about DEED Programs to Help Businesses and Minnesotans

The jobs bill passed during the past legislative session is the largest jobs bill in Minnesota's history. Over $275M will be available through a host of economic development programs that will help Minnesota recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. DEED is continuing to work hard to make sure businesses and communities across the state have access to this funding and are aware of...

 

Announcing Appointments to the Launch Minnesota Advisory Board

As Launch Minnesota, our statewide collaboration to support technology startups enters its third year, I’m excited to announce our new appointments to its advisory board including Alfonso Cornish II with Gener8tor, Yu Sunny Han Founder of Fulcrum and Benjamin Wright Vice President of 3M Ventures. Each of the 10 members of our advisory board come from unique backgrounds in...

 
 By Steve Grove    News    September 27, 2021

A guide for navigating funding available for business growth

Right now, it’s hard to overstate just how much opportunity there is to receive funding and support from government to help grow our economy. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan has created an extraordinary slate of programs available for economic recovery, and funds appropriated by the state legislature during the 2021 legislative session put forth hundreds of millions...

 
 By Steve Grove    News    September 20, 2021

Launch Minnesota is excited to join Twin Cities Startup Week

Twin Cities Start Up Week kicks off a week-long celebration of Minnesota’s strong and growing startup ecosystem. Right now, in Minnesota, innovative entrepreneurs are tackling the problems that are going to redefine the future of the global economy. And, any business that starts here has a better chance of surviving than in any other state. Through the Department of Employmen...

 

DEED Launches Small Business Partnership Grant Program

Today, the Department of Employment and Economic Development is releasing applications for the Small Business Partnership Grant Program. We are seeking proposals from non-profits and public entities to provide and facilitate business development assistance and technical assistance services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Applications open today and are due by 4:00 p.m....

 

Enhanced unemployment benefits are ending soon; join us this month to learn how CareerForce can help you find work now

If you are receiving unemployment benefits through Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and are receiving an additional $300 a week on top of your regular unemployment benefits, the last week those additional benefits will be available is the week ending September 4,...

 
 By Steve Grove    News    August 4, 2021

Evolving DEED's strategy in the CareerForce system to grow opportunity

Minnesota's CareerForce system, a network of partners designed to help Minnesotans find jobs, is essential to our economic recovery from the pandemic. DEED plays an important role in this system, and we're committed to evolving our efforts to better connect Minnesotans with family-sustaining work – and help employers find the...

 

Announcing a new effort at DEED to help Minnesotans find Good Jobs Now

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve lost almost 390,000 jobs in Minnesota. While we’re on the path to gaining many of them back, we still have over 300,000 Minnesotans collecting weekly unemployment benefits – more the six times the average amount for this time of year. Yet so many employers are hiring, and there’s lots of opportunity in our economy...

 

Empowering an inclusive economic recovery by setting goals

One of the most important aspects of how we manage the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the way we set goals and measure results. In 2019, we shared a new system we’ve put into place at the agency to set aspirational goals for every team, and measure progress every quarter. The system, called Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), is used by...

 

DEED's New Data Tool Demonstrates the COVID-19 Pandemic Recession Remains Unique from Past Recessions

The art and science of economics consistently uses models to predict the future. In downturns, we look to past recessions to try to guess what might happen next. Yet the economic fallout from COVID-19 has been unlike anything we’ve seen before. The uniquely targeted effect of the virus has led to unique economic conditions as well. Past recoveries don’t offer the same kind...

 

Great Discussion on Roundtable Helps Wrap Up Health Care Month

Throughout January, DEED and our partners in CareerForce focused on highlighting the critical role the health care sector plays in Minnesota’s economy as well as the many employment opportunities in this in-demand field. As a part of our Health Care Month activities, DEED hosted two roundtables in January organized by DEED’s Workforce Strategy Consultants. Last Wednesday,...

 
 By Steve Grove    Events   

DEADLINE FRIDAY: Applications for Movie Theater and Convention Center Relief Grants

Today, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development issued a reminder that applications for Movie Theater and Convention Center Relief Grants are due this Friday, January 29th. Here’s further information and applications for the programs: • Minnesota Convention Center Relief Grant Program – This temporary program was established to provide economic...

 

UPDATE: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Releases Applications for Movie Theater and Convention Center Grants

Today, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released applications for Movie Theater and Convention Center Grants established in the recent state COVID-19 relief package. The links to applications and information on the three new programs included in Minnesota’s small business relief package, signed into law December 16, are: • Minnesota...

 

Minnesota Departments of Employment and Economic Development and Revenue Announce Resources available through New Small Business Relief Package

We know that many small Minnesota businesses are hurting now due to the pandemic. In response, lawmakers from across the state came together to pass funding for small business relief this month and Governor Walz signed the measure into law. As Commissioners of the Minnesota Departments of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and Revenue, we're happy to announce the...

 

Startups Key to Minnesota Post-Virus Economic Recovery

First, I’d just note that we gathered state leaders, partners and startups from across the state last week for a virtual event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Launch Minnesota, a program designed to accelerate startups. You can find out more in Launch Minnesota’s First-Year Progress Report. I’d like to share a message I wrote – which appeared in the Star...

 

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...

 
 By Steve Grove    News    April 9, 2020

Unemployment Benefits

Getting Minnesotans the benefits they deserve as quickly as possible: The COVID-19 pandemic has turned people’s lives upside down – and at DEED, we’re focused every day on helping Minnesotans navigate this unprecedented and challenging time, and finding ways to get people the benefits they need as soon as possible. I know that many of you are wondering about the CARES...

 

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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