2020 EDAM News

News Articles


NorthByChoice.org Launches as Online One-Stop for Working & Living in the Northland

NORTHFORCE has launched the new website NorthByChoice.org as an all-in-one resource for individuals seeking to live and work in Northeast Minnesota or Northwest Wisconsin.


LHB Housing Studio Wins Affordable Housing Design Award

Higher Ground Saint Paul, designed by Cermak Rhoades Architects (now part of LHB, Inc.), won AIA Minnesota’s 2020 Affordable Housing Design Award.


Election Update

The configuration of state government that produced five Special Sessions to enact a Bonding Bill remains essentially unchanged by the 2020 general election.


Special Session Ends After Passage of Long-Awaited Bonding Bill

The Legislature was finally able to come together during the special session to pass a bonding bill that invests in hundreds of infrastructure projects across the state. The bill, the largest bonding bill in state history at $1.87 billion, includes


DEED Economic Development Programs Funded in Bonding Bill

The DEED programs that have been included in the proposed Omnibus Bonding Bill include the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Program, the Innovative Business Development Public Infrastructure Program, and the Transportation


Legislative Update | May 19, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session came to an unceremonious end on Sunday night with leaders in the House and Senate unable to reach agreement on a number of legislative priorities included a bonding bill, a bill to distribute federal coronavirus relief fu


Legislative Update | May 11, 2020

The Minnesota Legislature is coming into the home stretch with the constitutionally mandated adjournment date looming on May 18. There remains much to be done in the final week with action packed agendas on both House and Senate floors. Negotiations


Legislative Update | May 5, 2020

The economic dislocations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are having dramatic consequences for businesses and government entities alike. Governor Walz requested a somewhat more detailed budget and economic outlook for May as a basis for any budget a