Bemidji Steel awarded DEED grant

The Bemidji Steel Company was recently awarded a DEED grant.

According to a release, DEED awarded $1.67 million from its Job Creation Fund to six Minnesota businesses, which provides financial incentives to new and expanding businesses that meet certain job creation and capital investment targets.

These businesses are expanding or building new locations in Minnesota and are expected to create 297 new jobs over the next three to five years.

“I congratulate these six businesses on their expansion,” said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. “These public-private partnerships to expand jobs in Minnesota will continue to be a big part of our recovery.”

Bemidji Steel recently expanded in Hubbard County with a new facility, and plans to create six new jobs within the next three years. Their grant amount was $100,000.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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