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Bob Isaacson, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
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Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
St. Paul
55101  United States
(651) 259-7458 (Phone)
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  Business finance, Entrepreneurship, Policy analysis
  Proven leader driven by strategy with diverse experience in economic development finance, marketing and research. Noted and respected for inclusive partnerships, collaborative initiatives and the use of creative techniques to meet the needs of Minnesota businesses and entrepreneurs.
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  Bob Isaacson is Executive Director of DEED’s Office of Business Finance. This office provides $30 million annually in financing and tax credits to help Minnesota businesses grow and create jobs. The office fuels this growth through a variety of financing tools funded by the state and federal governments including the Job Creation Fund, Minnesota Investment Fund, Angel Loan Fund, Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program and Data Center Sales Tax Refund Program.

Bob is also the Executive Director of the Minnesota Agricultural and Economic Development Board. This seven-member Board provides loans to growing businesses and helps non-profit access financing through the issuance of conduit bonds.

Prior to his current positions, Bob held a variety of economic and financial analysis positions with DEED, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) in Chicago and the U.S. House Agriculture Committee in Washington, D.C.

Bob is a frequent speaker on business and economic topics, and is active in several organizations related to his work including the Economic Development Association of Minnesota. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of Development Finance Agencies. Bob enjoys working with students and is a frequent speaker for Best Prep and has served as a business plan judge for DECA regional competitions.
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