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Occupations in Demand

Which jobs are in demand?

Learn more about job availability and wages for careers in your region. The following careers are currently in demand in various regions across the state. The regions represented are the 13 economic development regions in Minnesota as defined by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

Short-term demand is defined as the combination of recently reported vacancies and relatively low unemployment levels.

Sort the table by clicking on the column header. Use the dropdown box to change the region. Get more information by clicking an occupation title or wage.

279 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage Median wage means the point at which half of all workers in the occupation earn less and half earn more. New employees are usually in the "earn less" half.
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 Sort ascending Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Registered Nurses
30.02
$30.02 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Retail Salespersons
10.47
$10.47 
Less than high school Southeast
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
21.62
$21.62 
College certificate Southeast
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
9.82
$9.82 
Less than high school Southeast
Freight and Stock Laborers
14.62
$14.62 
Less than high school Southeast
Personal Care Aides
11.51
$11.51 
Less than high school Southeast
Nursing Assistants
13.71
$13.71 
College certificate Southeast
Cashiers
10.08
$10.08 
Less than high school Southeast
Team Assemblers
15.51
$15.51 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Waiters and Waitresses
9.66
$9.66 
Less than high school Southeast
Restaurant Cooks
11.63
$11.63 
Less than high school Southeast
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
12.06
$12.06 
Less than high school Southeast
Home Health Aides
11.69
$11.69 
Less than high school Southeast
Licensed Practical Nurses
21.38
$21.38 
College certificate Southeast
Construction Laborers
18.61
$18.61 
Less than high school Southeast
Janitors and Cleaners
13.18
$13.18 
Less than high school Southeast
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
17.36
$17.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
General Office Clerks
15.99
$15.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Electricians
29.95
$29.95 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Maids and Housekeepers
11.73
$11.73 
Less than high school Southeast
Applications Software Developers
42.61
$42.61 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Customer Service Representatives
15.38
$15.38 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
18.04
$18.04 
Less than high school Southeast
Food Batchmakers
21.37
$21.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Medical Secretaries
20.21
$20.21 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Social and Human Service Assistants
15.03
$15.03 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Financial Managers
49.07
$49.07 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
25.46
$25.46 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
21.48
$21.48 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
School Bus Drivers
17.21
$17.21 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
16.45
$16.45 
Less than high school Southeast
Medical Assistants
19.23
$19.23 
College certificate Southeast
Maintenance and Repair Workers
18.76
$18.76 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Hand Packers and Packagers
11.29
$11.29 
Less than high school Southeast
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
24.38
$24.38 
College certificate Southeast
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
17.11
$17.11 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Accountants and Auditors
28.88
$28.88 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
25.21
$25.21 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Childcare Workers
9.85
$9.85 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Machinists
21.34
$21.34 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.03
$50.03 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Systems Analysts
36.98
$36.98 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
17.4
$17.4 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Nurse Practitioners
52.65
$52.65 
Master's degree Southeast
Production Helpers
11.74
$11.74 
Less than high school Southeast
Construction Managers
39.14
$39.14 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.63
$18.63 
Some college, no degree Southeast
Medical Laboratory Technologists
33.01
$33.01 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer and Information Systems Managers
51.67
$51.67 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
15.06
$15.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Systems Software Developers
43.97
$43.97 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.26
$15.26 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
21.25
$21.25 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Industrial Engineers
37.21
$37.21 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
20.28
$20.28 
College certificate Southeast
Tellers
14.34
$14.34 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Pharmacy Technicians
16.41
$16.41 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Bus and Truck Mechanics
23.35
$23.35 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
14.74
$14.74 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Physician Assistants
57.33
$57.33 
Master's degree Southeast
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
31.09
$31.09 
College certificate Southeast
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
28.36
$28.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
17.36
$17.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Medical Scientists
30.59
$30.59  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
22.95
$22.95 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southeast
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
18.35
$18.35 
College certificate Southeast
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
12.94
$12.94 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Computer Network Architects
55.59
$55.59 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Programmers
47.46
$47.46 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Tool and Die Makers
24.52
$24.52 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Pharmacists
63.96
$63.96 
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Radiologic Technologists
33.03
$33.03 
Associate's degree Southeast
Fast Food Cooks
9.69
$9.69 
Less than high school Southeast
Correctional Officers and Jailers
23.42
$23.42 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Mental Health Counselors
22.24
$22.24 
Master's degree Southeast
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.7
$18.7 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
17.97
$17.97 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
20.59
$20.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Sales Managers
47.69
$47.69 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Bartenders
9.69
$9.69 
Less than high school Southeast
Billing and Posting Clerks
17.23
$17.23 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
23.37
$23.37 
College certificate Southeast
Industrial Production Managers
44.4
$44.4 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Human Resources Specialists
25.22
$25.22 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Physical Therapists
39.67
$39.67 
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Computer User Support Specialists
24.34
$24.34 
Some college, no degree Southeast
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
26.75
$26.75 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
25.68
$25.68 
Master's degree Southeast
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
13.76
$13.76 
Less than high school Southeast
Surgical Technologists
25.39
$25.39 
College certificate Southeast
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Network Support Specialists
26.47
$26.47 
Associate's degree Southeast
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
12.24
$12.24 
Less than high school Southeast
Mechanical Engineers
36.13
$36.13 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Marketing Managers
55.07
$55.07 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Dental Assistants
22.82
$22.82 
College certificate Southeast
Health Care Social Workers
29.78
$29.78 
Master's degree Southeast
Financial Analysts
37.88
$37.88 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Family and General Practitioners
89.56
$89.56 
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
36.02
$36.02 
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
11.82
$11.82 
College certificate Southeast
Medical Laboratory Technicians
21.62
$21.62 
Associate's degree Southeast
Training and Development Specialists
32.45
$32.45 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Industrial Engineering Technicians
22.43
$22.43 
Associate's degree Southeast
Purchasing Agents
25.9
$25.9 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
28.8
$28.8 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Residential Advisors
17.83
$17.83 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Compliance Officers
30.06
$30.06 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
22.54
$22.54 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Veterinary Assistants
16.5
$16.5 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Teacher Assistants ------ Some college, no degree Southeast
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
12.31
$12.31 
Less than high school Southeast
Human Resources Managers
43.93
$43.93 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Farmers and Ranchers
36.69
$36.69  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Machinery Maintenance Workers
20.25
$20.25 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Management Analysts
35.42
$35.42 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Vehicle Cleaners
12.42
$12.42 
Less than high school Southeast
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
29.1
$29.1 
Associate's degree Southeast
Wholesale and Retail Buyers
25.57
$25.57 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
34.56
$34.56 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Lawyers
37.44
$37.44 
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Bakers
13.86
$13.86 
Less than high school Southeast
Nurse Anesthetists
91.6
$91.6 
Master's degree Southeast
Architectural and Engineering Managers
57.67
$57.67 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Supervisors of Police Officers
37.97
$37.97 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Massage Therapists
17.47
$17.47 
College certificate Southeast
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
20.66
$20.66 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Food Counter Attendants
10
$10 
Less than high school Southeast
Receptionists and Information Clerks
13.59
$13.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Internists
84.7
$84.7 
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
46.58
$46.58 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Farmworkers and Laborers
13.54
$13.54 
Less than high school Southeast
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
29
$29 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Phlebotomists
19.15
$19.15 
College certificate Southeast
Respiratory Therapists
34.01
$34.01 
Associate's degree Southeast
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
29.08
$29.08 
Associate's degree Southeast
Electrical Engineers
48.91
$48.91 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
23.22
$23.22 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Executive Secretaries
22.9
$22.9 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
31.48
$31.48 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
36.01
$36.01 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
32.44
$32.44 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
23.14
$23.14 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Order Clerks
14.08
$14.08 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Printing Press Operators
17.99
$17.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
22.52
$22.52 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Dentists
88.38
$88.38  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Information Security Analysts
50.85
$50.85 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Carpenters
22.93
$22.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Farm Equipment Mechanics
18.29
$18.29 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
15.63
$15.63 
Less than high school Southeast
Marriage and Family Therapists
18.57
$18.57 
Master's degree Southeast
Medical Equipment Preparers
18.09
$18.09 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
17.04
$17.04 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Personal Financial Advisors
34.61
$34.61 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Fundraisers
35.61
$35.61 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Logisticians
27.77
$27.77 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
38.62
$38.62 
Associate's degree Southeast
Training and Development Managers
49.08
$49.08 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Dispensing Opticians
16.87
$16.87 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
16.48
$16.48 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
27.52
$27.52 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
College Education Administrators
41.14
$41.14 
Master's degree Southeast
Medical Transcriptionists
22.36
$22.36 
College certificate Southeast
Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors
28.74
$28.74 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Interviewers
17.35
$17.35 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
23.57
$23.57 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Purchasing Managers
48.09
$48.09 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Database Administrators
43.19
$43.19 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southeast
Commercial and Industrial Designers
25.49
$25.49 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
33.42
$33.42 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
27.94
$27.94 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Farm Animal Caretakers
12.06
$12.06  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Southeast
Driver/Sales Workers
10.04
$10.04 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
10.88
$10.88 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators
21.28
$21.28  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Food Service Managers
23.88
$23.88 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Parts Salespersons
14.93
$14.93 
Less than high school Southeast
Dietetic Technicians
10.59
$10.59 
Associate's degree Southeast
Pediatricians
84.05
$84.05 
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
15.62
$15.62 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Market Research Analysts
25.17
$25.17 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
9.88
$9.88 
Less than high school Southeast
Civil Engineers
41.08
$41.08 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Hardware Engineers
51.91
$51.91 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
23.84
$23.84 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Sewing Machine Operators
14.45
$14.45 
Less than high school Southeast
Psychiatrists
91.37
$91.37 
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Supervisors of Firefighters
30.2
$30.2 
College certificate Southeast
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
26.96
$26.96 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
9.77
$9.77 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Nurse Midwives
54.76
$54.76 
Master's degree Southeast
Medical Equipment Repairers
36.63
$36.63 
Associate's degree Southeast
Athletic Trainers ------ Bachelor's degree Southeast
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ Master's degree Southeast
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
35.42
$35.42 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Operations Research Analysts
36.87
$36.87 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Prepress Technicians and Workers
23.05
$23.05 
College certificate Southeast
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
12.95
$12.95 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Highway Maintenance Workers
23.91
$23.91 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Surgeons ------ Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Credit Analysts
28.61
$28.61 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Automotive Body Repairers
19.24
$19.24 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Psychiatric Technicians
17.24
$17.24  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Southeast
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
30.52
$30.52 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Preschool Education Administrators
23.59
$23.59 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Switchboard Operators
17.78
$17.78 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Statisticians
41.09
$41.09  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Southeast
Veterinarians
42.63
$42.63 
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Legal Secretaries
19.28
$19.28 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Food Preparation Workers
11.44
$11.44 
Less than high school Southeast
Rehabilitation Counselors
23.35
$23.35 
Master's degree Southeast
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Compensation and Benefits Managers
64.22
$64.22 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Optometrists
57.95
$57.95 
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Skincare Specialists
17.64
$17.64 
College certificate Southeast
Credit Authorizers and Checkers
18.84
$18.84 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
12.39
$12.39 
Less than high school Southeast
Couriers and Messengers
18.37
$18.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
42.1
$42.1 
Associate's degree Southeast
Cargo and Freight Agents
19.46
$19.46 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Dietitians and Nutritionists
29.68
$29.68 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Buyers and Purchasing Agents of Farm Products
29.63
$29.63 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
27.43
$27.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
25.94
$25.94 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southeast
Sales Engineers
37.35
$37.35 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Coaches and Scouts ------ Bachelor's degree Southeast
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southeast
Anesthesiologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
18.32
$18.32 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Financial Examiners
26.67
$26.67 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Occupational Therapists
37.21
$37.21 
Master's degree Southeast
Textile Cutting Machine Operators
13.44
$13.44 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Glaziers
24.12
$24.12 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Butchers and Meat Cutters
18.48
$18.48 
Less than high school Southeast
Recreational Therapists
21.34
$21.34 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Instructional Coordinators
30.08
$30.08 
Master's degree Southeast
Public Relations Specialists
23.11
$23.11 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
20.12
$20.12 
College certificate Southeast
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.51
$26.51  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Southeast
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
18.63
$18.63 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
18.25
$18.25 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Chiropractors
32.68
$32.68 
Doctoral or professional degree Southeast
Architects
28.07
$28.07 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Operators
23.36
$23.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
25.86
$25.86 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Web Developers
26.28
$26.28 
Associate's degree Southeast
Interpreters and Translators
23.85
$23.85 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Natural Sciences Managers
53.37
$53.37 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Environmental Engineers
43.06
$43.06 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Chemists
35.78
$35.78 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Dental Hygienists
33.06
$33.06 
Associate's degree Southeast
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
11.43
$11.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
16.28
$16.28 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Procurement Clerks
19.08
$19.08 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
13.13
$13.13 
Less than high school Southeast
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
31.36
$31.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Administrative Service Managers
41.02
$41.02 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Agricultural Equipment Operators
18.13
$18.13 
Less than high school Southeast
Real Estate Agents
22.53
$22.53 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Demonstrators and Product Promoters
11.04
$11.04 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Architectural and Civil Drafters
23.16
$23.16 
Associate's degree Southeast
Food Scientists
36.42
$36.42 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Woodworking Machine Operators
15.39
$15.39 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
40.07
$40.07 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Cost Estimators
27.12
$27.12 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
9.74
$9.74  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Loan Officers
28.96
$28.96 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Roofers
20.57
$20.57 
Less than high school Southeast
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
17.65
$17.65 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Bill and Account Collectors
19.36
$19.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
High School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southeast
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
34.24
$34.24 
Associate's degree Southeast
Motorcycle Mechanics
17.1
$17.1 
College certificate Southeast
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
20.08
$20.08 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
 
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