Tag Archives: DEED

Latest Stats Show Steep Hiring Challenges for Northland Employers

Posted by Administrator on May 22, 2021

Prior to the pandemic, a tight labor market meant that there were fewer jobseekers than open positions. That situation has almost returned as the ratio of jobseekers to job vacancies sat at just over one at the end of last year.  Data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development indicates that, as of […]

COVID-19 Preparedness Plans

Posted by Administrator on June 27, 2020

In a June 17 blog post, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development gives tips and templates for COVID-19 Preparedness Plans required by law. Businesses designated as critical based on federal guidance from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) along with businesses that are reopening following pandemic closures are now required to adopt […]

MILE Grants Now Available to Area Entrepreneurs

Posted by Administrator on June 12, 2018

Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs (MILE)  – DEED MILE is a new competitive loan program, designed to help early-stage businesses that are developing high-tech products or services in Minnesota, which provides interest-free loans ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. Businesses approved for loans under the program must have a 1-to-1 match from another funder and repay the […]

Grants Available to Address Workforce Shortages

Posted by Administrator on April 15, 2018

Over $3.1 million in workforce grants were available statewide in Minnesota last fall. Southern Minnesota took advantage of $600,000. By comparison, our northeast region was not awarded any of the available $3.1 million because there were no applications, despite the severe workforce shortages affecting our area. Already extreme, these shortages are only expected to intensify […]

Calculating The Northland’s Liveable Wage

Posted by Administrator on November 11, 2017

How much does it cost to live in this part of the nation? The answer depends on a lot of variables, as demonstrated by the Cost of Living Calculator devised by Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development. A few determining factors include the number of household members and what part of the state they live in. […]

Apprenticeship Grants Available to Northland Employers

Posted by Administrator on May 22, 2017

Grants aimed at supporting apprenticeship programs throughout the Northland are now available through the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI). Applications will be accepted through June 14. Accepted applicants can receive up to $5,000 for each registered apprenticeship. Funds can be used to offset costs related to program development, instruction, and supplies. MAI’s focus is on five industries […]

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