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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

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Trade and Economic Development Department

Active dates:1987-2003

The Trade and Economic Development Department (DTED) is created in 1987 through a law restructuring the Energy and Economic Development Department. The energy-related responsibilities of the Energy and Economic Development Department are transferred to the Public Services Department.

In 2003, Governor Tim Pawlenty merges the Minnesota Department of Economic Security (MDES) and the Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED) to form the Employment and Economic Development Department (DEED).

Agency heads:

Commissioner; term, 4 years or pleasure of governor

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1986-2003.
Record last updated: 04/21/2022

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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