Gov. Mark Dayton is appointing a new commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Minnesota employers added 7,200 jobs in June, stopping a three-month stretch of job losses. The jobless rate stayed at 5.6 percent for a third month, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Thursday by the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to make the final call on construction projects benefiting from a $47.5 million development fund that sparked intense competition.
Ninety Minnesota communities are seeking a total of $288.4 million from a state business development fund for projects ranging from sewer upgrades to recreational facilities.
Minnesota gained 6,200 jobs in February, but the unemployment rate popped up 0.1 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
Gov. Mark Dayton’s leading adviser on economic development issues has bounced between the public and private sectors.