The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s principal economic development agency. DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development. Those objectives, and the plans to reach them, are:

* Attract, retain and expand businesses and create jobs
* Cultivate entrepreneurs
* Connect workers to jobs, prepare workers for jobs in demand and assist people to live independently
* Stabilize and stimulate the economy through benefit payments
* Help communities thrive

Our plans provide a roadmap for action and help assess progress in meeting our goals. DEED’s strategic planning results from an examination of the current environment, awareness of the pending challenges and opportunities, and regular check-ins so strategic plans become ongoing time-management tools that tell leaders and staff where to focus energy and resources. For additional information:

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