Category Archives: Other State News

Looking for a job? You can Make It. MSP.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new initiative to attract more talent to the Twin Cities-area, called Make It. MSP, has been launched by the Greater MSP economic development organization. The goal of the campaign is to bring more professionals to start their career ...

Minnesota named America’s Top State for Business.

MINNESOTA — Business news network CNBC has ranked Minnesota at No. 1 in its list of America’s Top States for Business. The network ranked all 50 states based on more than 60 measures of competitiveness which were separated into 10 broad cate ...

Minnesota gains more jobs in March.

MINNESOTA — According to data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), state employers added 7,800 jobs in March. In addition, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent for the eighth consec ...

Shark Tank casting in Minneapolis on April 24.

MINNEAPOLIS — Think your business is ready to swim with the sharks? Then get your pitch ready, because ABC’s business investment reality show Shark Tank is hosting an open call in Minneapolis on April 24. According to the Shark Tank website, it ...

First year of Job Creation Fund proves big success.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The first year of Minnesota’s Job Creation Fund has resulted in commitments to invest $344.4 million and create over 1,800 jobs. The program is administered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEE ...

Minnesota posts big jobs gain in February.

MINNESOTA — According to data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Minnesota employers added 11,800 jobs in February. In addition, the state’s unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent last month, which co ...

Minnesota exports hit record mark in 2014.

MINNESOTA — With $5.5 billion worth of agricultural, mining and manufactured goods in the fourth quarter of the year, Minnesota exports hit a record $21.4 billion in 2014. That number was a 2.9 percent gain over 2013, according to data from the Minne ...

Prophet Corp. distributing new jobs in Owatonna.

OWATONNA, Minn. — Physical education, athletic, fitness, recreation and health products distributor Prophet Corp. is expanding its workforce in Owatonna. The company, which is being assisted in the expansion by the Greater Minnesota Job Expansion Progr ...

Minnesota exports high third quarter record.

MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products hit a record $5.5 billion in the third quarter. That number represents a 5.8-percent increase over the same period in 2013, according to data from the Minnesota De ...

Smiths Medical moving HQ, jobs to Plymouth.

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Medical device maker Smiths Medical has announced plans to move its global headquarters to Plymouth. The move will bring 400 existing Smiths employees to Plymouth, as well as create a yet-to-be-determined number of new jobs. The headqu ...