Minnesota’s Knowledge-Based Service Economy
26 Oct 2016
Various forces are driving job growth in some Minnesota occupations and decline in others.
Leading forces behind declining employment in occupations that once offered solid careers include:
- Shifts in consumer tastes
- Evolving technology
- Innovations in business and management practices
- Changes in government funding
- Changes in laws
These same forces are creating rapid growth in other occupations unheard of just a decade ago.
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Applications Open For Community GrantsOct 12 2016
Is your organization or group in need funding to support a community project? The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations within the Staples-Motley School District boundaries. Click here for the complete article.
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