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State exports set record in 2011

May 12, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products reached a record $20.3 billion last year, beating the previous record of $19.2 billion in 2008, according to figures released this week by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
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New program offers incentives for businesses to export goods, services

December 11, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Small businesses statewide may be eligible for financial incentives and technical assistance under a new state export initiative focused on helping companies increase sales in foreign markets and spur job growth in Minnesota. Continue Reading

State exports set first quarter record

July 2, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products grew 13 percent in the first quarter from the same period a year ago. Continue Reading

State exports up 17.3 percent in 2010

May 7, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota manufactured exports rose 17.3 percent to $17.2 billion in 2010, according to figures released this week by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Continue Reading

Diversification allows regional family seed company to continue to see growth

January 3, 2011 in West Central Tribune

MURDOCK The farm fields north of Murdock lie fallow and snow-covered, but the winter scene is anything but quiet.
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Small Business Jobs Bill passes Senate

September 18, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar voted Thursday to pass the Small Business Jobs Act, legislation intended to help small businesses access capital, stimulate investment through tax incentives, and promote entrepreneurship. Continue Reading