Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

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. DEED facilitates an economic environment to produce jobs and improve the quality of the state’s workforce. DEED provides direct service to its customers via staff located throughout the state. It also leverages its resources by contracting with vendors or partners to deliver services that help DEED achieve its mandate. And, to incent innovation, DEED awards grants to qualified entities to deliver service in a new way or resolve unmet needs. It also manages over 50 programs throughout the state. Specialists market Minnesota to attract new business and help develop existing or start-up businesses. Community development staff address revitalization issues and prepare for economic development opportunities.


Contact Information:

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-200
Saint Paul, MN, 55101-1351

E-Mail: DEED.CustomerService@state.mn.us


Twin Cities – (651) 259-7114

Greater Minnesota – (800) 657-3858

TTY – (651) 296-3900



Winona WorkForce Center

WorkForce Centers help job seekers find employment, help businesses find workers, and help anyone at any stage explore and plan careers. There are nearly 50 WorkForce Centers statewide. Each offers a knowledgeable staff to guide you. Each provides essential tools to make your job search a success. Best of all, most services are free of charge.


Person of Contact:

Michael Haney

Job Service Regional Manager – Southeast MN

Rochester & Winona Workforce Centers

1250 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987

E-Mail: mike.haney@state.mn.us

Phone: (507) 453-2929

Fax: (507) 453-2960

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