Finance & Commerce Names Digi-Key a Progress Minnesota Award Winner

Selection Attributed to the Creation of 520 New Jobs in MN to Support Global Ecommerce Growth and Demand for Same Day Shipping

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 14, 2015

Minneapolis-based Finance & Commerce awarded Digi-Key Electronics with the 2014 "Progress Minnesota" Award on April 10, 2015. As a global electronic components distributor, Digi-Key Electronics is the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery. Digi-Key’s VP of Business Development, Paul Dosser, accepted the award at the Progress Minnesota awards banquet, hosted by Finance & Commerce on April 9th at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency.

Paul Dosser proudly displays Digi-Key Electronics' 2014 Progress Minnesota Award

Paul Dosser proudly displays Digi-Key Electronics' 2014 "Progress Minnesota" Award

The Progress Minnesota awards, now in their fourth year, recognize entrepreneurs, individuals, businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits and economic development organizations for moving the Minnesota economy forward in innovative ways.

Digi-Key's website has become a global destination for design engineers, attracting nearly 600,000 customers from 170 countries. Recognized for its vast product inventory and rapid fulfillment, global growth was a key factor in the company's need to create 520 new jobs last year. The new hires filled roles in inside sales, customer service, technical support, IT, marketing and product fulfillment – all located at the company headquarters in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

"We are especially honored to receive this award," said Paul Dosser, Digi-Key's Vice President of Business Development. "Our roots run deep in Minnesota and, as we continue to expand into other regions of the world, we remain committed to our local economy. The strong work ethic of our people is central to our success as a global ecommerce leader. With our continued focus on design engineers through product innovation, and our business model of supporting concept to production, we are excited about our future."

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at www.digikey.ee.

Digi-Key Media Contact:
Chad Dziengel
Corporate Communications Specialist
1-800-344-4539 x2032
chad.dziengel@digikey.com
Progress Minnesota:
Amanda Dorn
Event Manager, Finance and Commerce, Inc.
(612) 333-4244
amanda.dorn@finance-commerce.com