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News from MN DEED: Minnesota Partnership Focuses on Strategies to Strengthen Small Businesses

​February 15, 2013 - Today,the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Metropolitan Council and McKnight Foundation announced a cooperative project with Deloitte Consulting to evaluate state support systems and contracting opportunities for small businesses. 

The initiative will focus on businesses within the 11-county metro region that have fewer than 50 employees and $10 million or less in revenue with a special emphasis on veteran- , women-  and minority-owned businesses. The evaluation will help identify ways the state can improve support for small businesses and increase their access to state contracting opportunities.

Read the full release at the DEED website.