Minnesota Gains 8,900 Jobs in December

Friday, March 15, 2019

Statewide unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, lowest level in more than 17 years ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 8,900 jobs in December 2018, with 8,700 of...
Updated DEED Business Guide Now Available

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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...
Daniel finds passion in transportation

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

"I'm always known as the 'Bus Guy.' People can't remember my name, but they remember me as the 'Bus Guy.'" Click here to watch video. 
Strand perseveres in both career and life

Friday, February 08, 2019

  In the roughly year-and-a-half since INDY's inception, Kayla Strand has helped more than 25 families with cancer warriors in Minnesota. Video sourced from the SC Times
Meet the 5 Under 40 Class of 2018

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The annual St. Cloud Times' 5 Under 40 awards recognize leaders in local businesses who also embrace community involvement that makes a difference across generations. The...
BUSINESS HONORED FOR GIVING BACK

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

(KNSI) - A St. Cloud business has received a high honor from Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity. H&S Heating and Air Conditioning has been inducted into...
Wellness at work takes root

Friday, January 18, 2019

The seeds of a Worksite Wellness Consortium were planted in 2017, and they’re taking root as meetings continue, a website gets enhanced, and businesses network...
Minnesota Workers Get a Raise

Monday, January 07, 2019

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...
Minnesota Gains 8,900 Jobs in December

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Statewide unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, lowest level in more than 17 years ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 8,900 jobs in December, with 8,700 of them...
Updated DEED Business Guide Now Available

Sunday, December 30, 2018

ST. PAUL – The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available from the Small Business Assistance Office at the...
East St. Cloud Ready For a Transformation

Monday, December 24, 2018

There’s a new push to recreate the historical magic of east St. Cloud. Redevelopment projects such as plans for new shops and restaurants have been...
Proud Partnership with the Initiative Foundation

Monday, December 17, 2018

The Benton Economic Partnership is proud to work with the Initiative Foundation. It’s an organization committed to strengthening the economy in central Minnesota. Part of...
Custom Catering by Short Stop serves up success

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

From weddings and parties to reunions and banquets, Custom Catering by Short Stop serves up delicious meals to large groups across Central Minnesota. They've been in the...
Nominations now open for 5 Under 40

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Which business leaders are making an impact in both career and community? Who has demonstrated the ability to exchange ideas with other generations to improve...
Innovation Voucher Award Program

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Financial Awards Give Small Businesses Access to Technical Assistance The Innovation Voucher Award Program provides $5,000 to $25,000 awards to help small businesses purchase technical assistance and services...
3 Percent

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

MN's unemployment rate has been at or below 4 percent for four years straight Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since June...
Qualified Opportunity Funds Are Taking Shape

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Is Minnesota Ready? The Kresge Foundation released this article last Friday providing a picture of how some of the first Qualified Opportunity Funds are taking shape. Nearly 150...