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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).
Commissioner; term, 4 years or pleasure of governor
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