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Northwest Region Blog

The presence of such industry powerhouses as Polaris, Arctic Cat and New Flyer make Northwest Minnesota a hub of transportation equipment manufacturing.

From wheat and potatoes to soybeans and sugar beets, the region is a major producer and processor of food staples and specialty agricultural products. Click here to view the blog.

Regional Resilience

Friday, November 16, 2018

Determining industry clusters in a regional economy has been an important tool of regional planners and policymakers for decades. Regional industry clusters show communities the...
Many Pathways. One Mission.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (RMCEP) is proud to celebrate 50 Years of making employment dreams a reality.  RMCEP has adapted and evolved with the...
Memorandum: Job Counselor/Resource Room Consultant

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Rural concentrated concentrated employment Minnesota program, inc. CEP 803 Roosevelt Avenue • P.O. Box 1108 • Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56502-1108 (218) 846-7400 • Memorandum To: Distribution Date: September 24,...
State Gains 6,600 Jobs in June

Friday, August 10, 2018

Unemployment rate steady at 3.1 percent ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 6,600 jobs in June, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the Minnesota Department of...
RMCEP Celebrates 50 Years

Friday, August 03, 2018

It’s rare for a nonprofit organization to survive for more than a couple of decades. Those with staying power seem to have a few characteristics...
State Gains 10,200 Jobs in May

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Unemployment rate drops to 3.1 percent ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 10,200 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department...
DEED Approves Job Creation Funding for Five Businesses

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Businesses commit to investing $20.7 million, creating 131 jobs ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) approved grants totaling nearly $706,000 to...

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