Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

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The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s principal economic development agency. DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.


About DEED

 

WHO WE ARE

Who We Are

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s principal economic development agency.

DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.

Learn what DEED is all about and the ways we help job seekers, businesses and communities.

WHAT WE DO

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Our priorities and strategies. Reports and action plans. Program outcomes. Satisfaction surveys.

Check out information to help customers make informed decisions and state lawmakers develop public policy benefiting Minnesotans.

Learn who we're serving and what we're trying to accomplish with our programs and services. See how we're doing and how we're improving.

 
WHAT GUIDES US

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DEED is governed by state and federal laws and its own rules and policies in support of those regulations.

We also rely on advisory groups to guide our work. And our data practices help us protect data that we collect.

Equal opportunity in our programs, and protecting visitors' privacy when using our websites, are very important to us.

CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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DEED solicitation announcements of competitive grant and professional/technical (PT) services contract opportunities are posted here.

Note: one-time PT solicitations are on the Department of Administration (DOA) website and/or in the State Register and may not be covered here. Other state grant opportunities may be located on DOA's Office of Grants Management webpage.


MEETINGS AND NOTICES



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Here are DEED notifications and announcements that you may need or want to know about.

Included is information about DEED-related public meeting notices and opportunities for becoming a DEED employee.

Also, the calendar of events lists all general upcoming activities as well as specific-audience events. You can manage how you use the calendar to benefit you the most.

 
 

 


 

Starting a Business in Minnesota

Starting a business in Minnesota is not a single decision but a series of them, each one an important step on the road to a successful launch.

Here we help you tackle the most common questions in the order you’re most likely to need answers.

These guidelines provide a roadmap to the world of business and the basic sense of direction you'll need before you begin. They are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney, accountant and other business professionals.

 
ORGANIZING YOUR BUSINESS

Choosing how your business will be structured is one of the first and most fundamental decisions that you will make. Here are some basics to consider.
LEGAL AND REGULATORY

Business regulations protect consumers, people involved in business transactions, public resources, specific industries and your business interests.


PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Get to know four basic types of intellectual property: patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret. Then explore important IP protection issues.
BUSINESS PLANNING

A written business plan makes you more attractive to lenders, helps you make sound managerial decisions, and positions your company for growth.
ACCOUNTING

Accounting systems may vary but they share the same purpose: to help you, your creditors, lenders and investors to make sound business decisions.
INSURANCE

Wind. Rain. Fire. Flood. Employees. Theft. Liability. All pose potentially costly risks. The right insurance can keep you in business when bad things happen.
BASICS FOR EMPLOYERS

Whether at startup or later as your business grows, there are many issues to consider before you hire workers and become an employer.
TAXES

Taxes are the only constant in business. It’s imperative that you know who, what, where, when, why and how to pay. And do it on time.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES





Doing Business in Minnesota

Exploring. Starting. Managing. Growing.

No matter the stage, we've got the right tools and expertise to help your business start strong and stay strong.
 
Managing a Business

Growing your skills and your business. Essentials for running your company smoothly and profitably.
Financing a Business

State, federal and other business-financing programs. Finance guidance to help you startup, operate or expand your business.
Finding Workers

Post job openings and screen candidates online. Hiring incentives and tax credits. Get help assessing workforce needs.
Exporting and Trade

Export assistance, education and training. Market and industry insights and expertise. Trade missions and export events.
Locating in Minnesota

Economy. Industry. Workforce. Incentives. See why Minnesota is the best place for your business expansion or relocation.
Get Help From Our Experts

Let our consultants help you find solutions to your most difficult business problems. Most services offered without charge.






Minnesota Suppliers

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MADE IN MINNESOTA

It pays for Minnesota manufacturers to buy materials, components and finished products from each other instead of out-of-state or foreign suppliers.

Our Manufacturers Supply Chain Database makes it easy for Minnesota companies to find -- and be found by -- home-state suppliers that are a perfect fit.

More information on Made in Minnesota







 


 

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