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Minnesota DEED aiming to market state as premier hub for startups [Video]

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MINNESOTA – Starting a business during times like these may seem like a daunting task. But the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) aims to market the state as the premier hub to launch a new business.

Friday's rountable consisted of entrepreneurs from all walks of life, including healthcare and investment. DEED heads up Launch Minnesota, a statewide effort to grow startups and strengthen all regions in the North Star State as a national leader in innovation.

DEED Commissioner Steve Grove says that even in tough times like these, there tends to be a bit of a boom in startups and new businesses. 

"Whether that's because they're pressed to or need to because there simply aren't any other opportunities in the market, or see a disruption in the marketplace, we know that new business starts tick up in recessions."

While Minnesota does not rank high on new business …

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Create your dream home with Structural Hawaii [Video]

Structural Hawaii, Inc. is a family-owned business that was started by Jeoffrey and Cheryl Cudiamat in 2004. The company prides itself on being a full service residential design and engineering company, serving as a one-stop shop to ensure the job gets done right from beginning to end.Sponsored by Structural Hawaii, Inc.Structural Hawaii provides conceptual design, structural and civil engineering analysis, permit processing, and site observations and inspections during construction. The team oversees the project from the beginning during the design process through its completion during construction.We have a team of experienced residential home designers as well as structural and civil engineers on staff, says CEO Jeoffrey Cudiamat. We have an in-house permit processor that routes and tracks plans through the permit process to expedite approvals with various agency from the City and State. In addition, as certified inspectors, we are able to provide inspections and reports during construction to ensure plans are being adhered to per code.Structural Hawaii has been doing residential designs in Hawaii for over 16 years. Today, it uses a state-of-the-art 3D scanning machine to get accurate field measurements with precision to the nearest milometer. These can produce precise drawings that can potentially reduce construction problems that result from inaccurate field measurements taken at the beginning of the project.When homeowners come to Structural Hawaii, we know that they come to us with a dream of building a home not a house, Cudiamat says. Designing and engineering a home comes with a lot of responsibility.You can rest assured knowing that Structural Hawaii has experience with local codes and understanding local living styles, which is sure to make the planning process easier for owners. As a Third Party Review company, Structural Hawaii can review building plans on behalf of the City, so the company has to be knowledgeable of what will pass approval by the permitting department.Having worked on very large extravagant homes as well as many modest and simple additions or renovations, Structural Hawaii is sure to help homeowners with this new journey every step of the way from beginning to end.For more information: structuralhawaii.com

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