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Job Training Incentive Program funds

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

We are getting low on Job Training Incentive Program funds. We have about $180,000 remaining for FY18. As such, any businesses that are interested in...
State Gains 2,900 Jobs in March

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Minnesota employers added 2,900 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).  DEED added...
Renville Hosting Career Expo

Thursday, April 05, 2018

The United States has been experiencing a “skills gap.” In the first quarter of 2017, the National Federation of Independent Business found that 45 percent...
Importance of dental health

Monday, March 26, 2018

Did you know that 75 percent of Americans suffer from some stage of gum disease? Swollen, tender and bleeding gums are some of the early...
Minnesota Workers Get a Raise

Thursday, March 22, 2018

While Minnesota’s labor market has been getting tighter for several years, one expected outcome of that trend has been late to emerge – wage growth.  But...
Updated DEED Business Guide Now Available

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Thirty-sixth edition covers major issues faced by people who start businesses ST. PAUL – The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is...
Quality living options for seniors

Monday, March 19, 2018

Senior living options are improving all the time. Quality assisted and independent living facilities offer older adults an improved quality of life by increasing safety,...
Faith-based education

Monday, March 12, 2018

One recent study shows that students in faith-based schools do better academically than their peers in charter and public schools. This may be due to...
Preparing students for the future

Monday, March 05, 2018

Redwood Area Schools in Redwood Falls is a progressive district in southwestern Minnesota with a stated purpose of preparing students to be college and career...
Encouraging extracurricular activities

Monday, February 26, 2018

Research has shown that students who participate in extracurricular activities tend to do better than other students in a number of areas, including grades, attendance...
An award-winning school

Monday, February 19, 2018

A quality education doesn’t just lay the foundation for an individual child’s future success. Research indicates that education can improve the overall economy, by increasing...
Resources for child care providers

Monday, February 12, 2018

A 2015 poll by The Washington Post showed that 75 percent of mothers and half of fathers had passed up on employment opportunities, switched jobs,...
Ensuring students are career ready

Monday, February 05, 2018

A recent National Federation of Independent Business poll found that 45 percent of small businesses couldn’t find qualified applicants to fill job openings. Solving this...
The best care, close to home

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Mayo Clinic is world-renowned for providing superior healthcare. Redwood County residents are fortunate to have access to the Mayo Clinic’s Springfield office, which has...
Updated DEED Business Guide Now Available

Friday, January 26, 2018

The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available from the Small Business Assistance Office at the Minnesota Department...
HOW THIS MIDWESTERN CITY IS LEADING AMERICA IN RETAIL TECH

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Last year, the top three executives at workforce management startup Branch Messenger decamped from Pasadena, California–based Idealab, the United States’ oldest surviving technology incubator, midway through...
The Millennial Worker

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Minnesota’s labor force is undergoing a major shift. With baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) retiring from the workforce, millennials (those born between...
Involving the community in education

Monday, January 22, 2018

“We should not only use the brains we have but all that we can borrow.” ~Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson’s wise words can be applied to many...
What’s Apprenticeship?

Monday, January 22, 2018

What do a pipefitter, plumber and bookbinder have in common? These three occupations are among over 100 Minnesota occupations training over 10,500 apprentices in a formal system of...
Tapping into the 55-Plus Workforce

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The struggle is on both sides: Employers looking for workers and seniors looking for meaningful employment. One solution: DEED’s Senior Community Service Employment Program – or SCSEP.  The SCSEP helps...
Job Expansion in Minnesota: Eight Years Strong

Saturday, January 20, 2018

In September, the Minnesota unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 3.7 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.2 percent.  The state gained 6,400...
Startup Successes

Friday, January 19, 2018

Did you know: Minnesota is no. 16 in venture capital dollars Minnesota startups have found great success in Minnesota over the last few years, despite challenges...
The importance of quality childcare

Monday, January 15, 2018

Increasingly, in order to make ends meet, more parents have to work full time outside the home. They’re working longer hours too. This makes having...
State Exports Climb 11 Percent in Third Quarter

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sales of $5.4 billion are highest in nearly three years Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products reached $5.4 billion in the third quarter, their...
MINNESOTA LEADS MIDWEST IN HEALTH-TECH STARTUPS

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

For any business ecosystem to survive, the environment must be robust enough to support the mature firms, while providing the necessities that ensure future growth...
Explore Redwood County

Monday, January 08, 2018

Minnesota’s Redwood County is a scenic region encompassing 16 wonderful communities. The area features a wealth of recreational options, from cultural learning opportunities to outdoor...
Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

Monday, January 01, 2018

The shortage of cybersecurity professionals to protect extensive networks in Minnesota and the US presents a risk to our economy and security. Growing the next...
One job search source

Monday, January 01, 2018

One of the biggest hurdles for job seekers is identifying good job leads. With the plethora of possible postings on employer websites, online job boards,...
The Millennial Worker

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Minnesota’s labor force is undergoing a major shift. With baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) retiring from the workforce, millennials (those born between...
What’s Apprenticeship?

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

What do a pipefitter, plumber and bookbinder have in common? These three occupations are among over 100 Minnesota occupations training over 10,500 apprentices in a formal system of...
Tapping into the 55-Plus Workforce

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The struggle is on both sides: Employers looking for workers and seniors looking for meaningful employment. One solution: DEED’s Senior Community Service Employment Program – or SCSEP.  The SCSEP helps...
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"Just wanted to say thank you for a great tour of Redwood Falls....it is so wonderful to see a community with such beauty and awareness of its potential by the way Redwood Falls promotes itself and the surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the growth and remarkable natural setting that the area provides....what a pleasant and unexpected surprise!!! Thank you again for taking the time to show us your beautiful city and all it has to offer....anyone would be pleased to visit and locate there!"

Jackie Buysse

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