DEED Announces New Office of Public Engagement

28 Jun 2022


St. Paul – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced a new Office of Public Engagement. The Office will focus on targeted outreach and engagement efforts on DEED’s programs. In particular, it will connect with populations in Minnesota hit hardest by racial and other disparities in employment – including gender, sexual orientation, geography, race/ethnicity, national origin, color, disability, age, or other protected groups.

“At DEED, we’re committed to reaching Minnesotans from all backgrounds – especially those who might not usually walk through our doors or visit our website,” said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. “Public engagement is a priority of both DEED and the Walz-Flanagan Administration, and the creation of this office elevates our capacity to reach diverse communities across our state. Success will be defined by how well we’re able to expand pathways for more people to access DEED’s programs, and ensuring our work meets the needs of Minnesotans we are trying to serve.”

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