Q & A: New DEED leader talks budget, workforce

9 Apr 2019

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Minnesota’s new economic point person is bringing a tech executive’s love for innovation to the role.

Northfield native Steve Grove, commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development, has spent the past 12 years as a senior leader at YouTube and Google, most recently leading a team focused on innovations in journalism. A Minnesota native, he moved back to the state in April 2018 with his wife, Mary, a San Diego native (“This is definitely her first Minnesota winter,” Grove says) and 2-year-old twins.

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