About us 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. Who We Are Our purpose. Our leadership and organizational structure. How we deliver and pay for our services. Learn what DEED is all about and the ways we help job seekers, businesses and communities. What We Do Our priorities and strategies. Reports and action plans. Check out the information we produce to help customers make informed decisions and state lawmakers develop public policy benefiting Minnesotans. What Guides Us See the laws and policies that govern us. The advisory groups that guide us. Our data practices and guidance for requesting and receiving information. Our rulemaking activities. Grant and Contract Opportunities Want to do business with DEED? Apply for and manage one of our competitive grants or professional/technical services contracts. See our list of available contract solicitations. Meetings and Notices Learn about DEED-related public meeting notices. Employment opportunities with DEED. Announcements that we want you to know about. Our calendar of events. Contact Us Visit us in-person. Or phone us. Or email us. Engage us in conversation via our social media accounts. Read our news and subscribe to our news feeds.