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When Jennifer Epper decided to go back to college part time while also working in restaurant marketing, she expected it would take her three years...
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Posted on Dec 13, 2017
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Sales of $5.4 billion are highest in nearly three years Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products reached $5.4 billion in the third quarter, their...
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Posted on Dec 13, 2017
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Kevin Poppel’s most trusted tool is his iPad. That’s because precision agriculture is the basis for every decision he makes at Poppel Family Farms between...
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Posted on Dec 11, 2017
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Friday afternoons at the Clair Nelson Center in Finland are normally pretty quiet and this was no different. In the meeting room near the front, a couple...
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Posted on Dec 06, 2017
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What does Aitkin Action Alliance membership entail? That was just one topic of discussion at the Aitkin Chamber Economic Development Committee (ACEDC) meeting on Oct....
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Posted on Dec 04, 2017
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The availability of quality, affordable housing is an overlooked aspect of economic development. Stable housing is critical because it helps to build and retain a...
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Posted on Nov 30, 2017
Category: Economic Development, Business/Finance/Economy

lndustrial development is something that is sorely lacking in Aitkin County, according to Mike Hagen of Aitkin Growth– a nonprofit economic development corporation which aims...
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Posted on Nov 29, 2017
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An expansion to the Wellspring program is giving the largest businesses served by Great River Energy’s member cooperatives a new way to power their businesses...
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Posted on Nov 28, 2017
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With 1,700 exhibiting companies and 44,935 attendees from 120 countries, FABTECH® 2017 reaffirmed its position as North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing...
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Posted on Nov 28, 2017
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The shortage of cybersecurity professionals to protect extensive networks in Minnesota and the US presents a risk to our economy and security. Growing the next...
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Posted on Nov 27, 2017
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Cybersecurity and digital privacy is now an issue for every business This year marks the 14th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a collaborative effort led by the...
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Posted on Nov 23, 2017
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Mary Hodson was bursting with excitement when two large boxes arrived at the  Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism office. Hodson, Chamber president, posted a video...
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Posted on Nov 22, 2017
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Unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent Minnesota employers added 6,400 jobs in September, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment...
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Posted on Nov 21, 2017
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Minnesota has long been at the forefront of the medical device field. Breakthrough technologies such as the first pacemaker and in-ear hearing aid were developed...
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Posted on Oct 30, 2017
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When Loren and Peggy Davis realized their business, Diversified Bronze & Manufacturing, Inc. (DBM), was outgrowing its rented space in Cambridge, Minn., they sought a...
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Posted on Aug 14, 2017
Category: Business/Finance/Economy, Business Expansion, Economic Development

The SelectUSA Investment Summit boasted record attendance this year, welcoming nearly 3,000 participants from 70 foreign markets and the United States. This was the second...
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Posted on Aug 09, 2017
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In a recent story about Utah’s economy, the New York Times concluded that the biggest economic concern in the state is no longer a lack...
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Posted on Aug 04, 2017
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Minnesota is the third best state for business, according to CNBC’s annual “America’s Top States for Business” rankings. The North Star State got high marks...
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Posted on Jul 14, 2017
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for technical assistance and training grants in the Community Facilities...
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Posted on Jun 14, 2017
Category: Economic Development

A round of grants announced at the start of the year by the state and Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will help provide...
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Posted on Apr 27, 2017
Category: Economic Development

“From marketing sites and communities to project management and transaction assistance, utility economic development partners can be a resource along the entire value chain of...
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Posted on Apr 27, 2017
Category: Economic Development

With a new assisted living/memory care facility set to break ground in its community this summer, Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association – one of Great River...
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Posted on Apr 27, 2017
Category: Economic Development

The Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) recognized Dakota Electric Association and the city of Eagan for their work in attracting national data center provider,...
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Posted on Feb 17, 2015
Category: EDAM, DataBank

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Minnesota’s workforce numbers more than 2.9 million (2007 data from MN Department of Employment and Economic Development)