DEED Names Assistant Commissioner for Economic Opportunity

1 May 2019

Will lead strategic, department-wide efforts to address economic disparities

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced that Hamse Warfa has been named Assistant Commissioner for Economic Opportunity.

This external-facing role will work with stakeholder groups, DEED partners, and local officials and boards across the state to advance economic equity in our State and amplify DEED programs that target under-invested and under-capitalized communities of color. Additionally, the position will work internally with DEED's senior leadership team to bring a lens of equity into the agency and champion department-specific objectives against priorities for economic equity.

This role will lead DEED's Office of Economic Opportunity, a new office that reimagines and replaces the Office of Economic Equity and Opportunity that was created by the Dayton Administration in 2016.

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