Forge Steele County Business News

Forge Magazine’s number one goal is to keep our readers up to speed on what’s happening in the Steele County business community. Make this your home for all manner of news and updates from local companies.

Low-wage jobs are moving to distant suburbs. How will workers get there?
By: By Eric Roper, Star Tribune November 4, 2017 Tribune News Service The Amazon bus arrives before dawn each day in
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Scramble for tech talent is challenge for recruiters
By: By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune November 2, 2017 Tribune News Service The tech nerds rule. Again. The demand for
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J-C Press declares bankruptcy, seeks to restructure
This article first appeared in the Owatonna People’s Press. By: William Morris October 31, 2017 OWATONNA — A local printing
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Making Manufacturing Workers: New strategies to create a future workforce
By: William Morris October 1, 2017 How does one turn an unemployed Minnesotan into a skilled manufacturing worker? It’s not
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Real Estate News: Manufacturing, real estate linked in successful communities
If you go to the Minnesota Employment and Economic Development website, you will see that manufacturing accounted for $48.2 billion of
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Know the Law: What do those warranties actually mean?
The vast majority of major purchases made in the United States come with a manufacturer’s written warranty.  Written warranties are
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Around Steele County: Turning students to CEOs in Mower County
By: Lisa Cownie October 1, 2017 The Austin Chamber of Commerce is taking an innovative, collaborative approach to entrepreneurship development and talent retention in Mower
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‘Not for Chickens’: The Owatonna Area Business Development Center
By: Lisa Cownie October 1, 2017 The entrepreneurial spirit appears to be alive and well in Steele County, with a little
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Workforce strategy: Start building management at entry-level positions
By: Lisa Cownie October 1, 2017 Even at the top of the pyramid, it’s getting hard to find the right person
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Partners for Growth: MainStreet works to build a better downtown
By: Shirley Schultz August 1, 2017 Everyone wants to love their city. MainStreet is a Chamber of Commerce program that works
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