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Not Taking the Expansion for Granted

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 2.8 percent in November 2018 for the third month in a row. The state’s unemployment rate remains the...
Striving for excellence in farming

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Excellence in Agriculture award spotlights young Farm Bureau members who are agricultural enthusiasts but have not earned a majority of their income from an...
River Valley focusing on growth opportunities

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

With an always changing marketplace, River Valley Power and Sport is ending its outdoor power equipment sales and services beginning this month. The Red Wing-based business...
Striving for excellence in farming

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Excellence in Agriculture award spotlights young Farm Bureau members who are agricultural enthusiasts but have not earned a majority of their income from an...
Retail Trade in Central Minnesota

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bricks-and-mortar stores have been struggling nationwide in recent years, but retail jobs are still growing in central Minnesota. Retail employment and businesses in the area grew...
New Guide to Hiring Disabled Veterans Available

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

With record low unemployment, more and more employers are feeling the laborforce crunch, but one group of job seekers may be overlooked – disabled veterans. To raise...
An Enterprise of Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Entrepreneurs, makers and artists networked with DEED representatives from the Offices of Small Business Assistance, Business Finance, Business Development, Small Business Development Centers, Minnesota Trade...
MILE Program Approves First Round of Startup Loans

Monday, January 07, 2019

Funding goes to four early-stage businesses in St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Mendota Heights and Mankato ST. PAUL – Four high-tech startup businesses in Minnesota, including three...
Beginning Farmer Tax Credit available

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is offering a tax credit for beginning farmers interested in using that money toward the sale or lease of land,...
Dan’s News & Views Blog: November/December 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

2018: New Commercial & Industrial Development Associated Bank – 403 W 4th Street The new Associated Bank building celebrated their grand opening on Monday, November 18th. Construction...
Most & Least Energy-Efficient States

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Energy is expensive. In fact, it’s one of the biggest household expenses for American consumers. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average U.S....
Finnovation

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The financial technology sector, better known as FinTech, is reshaping the banking and financial services industry, offering products that are more user-friendly, efficient, transparent and...
A Pause in the Hot Streak

Monday, November 26, 2018

Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.9 percent in August, a number not seen since December 1999. The state’s record-low unemployment rate was a...
State Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.8 Percent

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Unemployment rate at lowest point since May 1999 ST PAUL – Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent in September, according to data released...
New Position to Streamline Development in Red Wing

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sustainable economic development doesn’t occur in a vacuum. At its most effective and efficient, it involves a conscious and collaborative effort between a strategic partnership...