Celebrating Black History Month at DEED

28 Feb 2024


Black History Month is an important occasion for our state not only to uplift and celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans, but also to recommit ourselves to investing in Black Minnesotans and building a state where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Indeed, as Governor Walz noted in proclaiming February as Black History Month: "We must reflect on our collective past, reveal its impact on present conditions, and implement equitable solutions for a more just future."

At DEED, our mission is to empower the growth of the Minnesota economy, for everyone. We take seriously our responsibility to create an equitable, inclusive economy where Black Minnesotans have clear pathways to economic prosperity – whether by starting a business, developing new work-ready skills or entering the workforce and looking for a job.

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