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Minnesota’s Angel Tax Credit Program Targets Women, Minorities and Greater Minnesota Businesses in 2016

Posted on November 06, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Tags: angel tax credit, small businesses

Open for business: The Minnesota Angel Tax Credit Program is now accepting certification applications online for 2016.


America’s Top State for Business – Cost of Doing Business

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 9:49 AM
Tags: top state

When choosing where to do business, cost is a major consideration. Calculating it requires weighing many factors – from tax rates and utilities to labor costs and other expenses.

CNBC named Minnesota America’s Top State for Business, but expressed some surprise that Minnesota made it to the top of their rankings despite a reputation for being “a high-tax, high-wage, union-friendly state.”


America’s Top State for Business – Access to Capital

Posted on September 17, 2015 at 3:24 PM
Tags: angel tax credit, top state, small businesses

Minnesota is gaining a reputation as a place where entrepreneurs can get the startup funding they need. For instance, a recent CNET article called Minnesota a “Silicon Prairie” where tech startups can have an easier time getting funding than in Silicon Valley.


America’s Top State for Business – Technology and Innovation

Posted on September 01, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Tags: top state, angel tax credit

When CNBC named Minnesota America’s Top State for Business 2015, it mentioned three well-known inventions that were born here: Spam, Scotch Tape and the supercomputer. Over the years since these were invented, Minnesota’s culture of innovation has produced a steady stream of trailblazing patents, products and breakthroughs.


$3.7M Angel Tax Credits for Women-owned Businesses Still Available

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Tags: angel tax credit, small businesses

DEED’s Angel Tax Credit Program offers a financial boost to businesses owned by women, but that funding will end Oct. 1.

There is a remaining $3.7 million in Angel Tax credits (as of Aug. 24) for businesses owned by women or minorities, or based in Greater Minnesota. After Oct. 1, any remaining tax credits not allocated to these designated groups will be made available to others.


America’s Top State for Business – Cost of Living

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 1:57 PM

A competitive cost of living can be a key advantage for states that want to attract workers and keep them. If the cost of living is reasonable, workers will be able to afford housing, food, health care and transportation. Their wages will go further and they will enjoy a higher standard of living.


Mexico's Innovation and High Tech Make Big Impression on Trade Delegation

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Tags: small businesses, trade mission, exports

Gov. Mark Dayton and an official delegation are back in Minnesota after a week-long trade mission to Mexico. And they’ve come home very impressed with the sophisticated technology and business operations they saw.


Minnesota and Mexico: A Partnership Rooted in Agriculture

Posted on August 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Tags: exports, trade mission, small businesses

Manufactured goods make up the lion’s share of Minnesota’s exports, but the world has a healthy appetite for the bounty of Minnesota’s farms. We’re the nation’s 3rd-largest agricultural exporter, selling $8 billion in foreign markets in 2013.


Across Borders: Empowering Women in Agriculture

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Tags: exports, trade mission, small businesses

Women play key roles in agriculture in Minnesota and Mexico. And they also face unique obstacles.

That’s why Minnesota and Mexico are signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week focusing on the ways women in agriculture can work together to help educate and support each other. The Women in Agriculture and Business MOU is one of five collaborations being signed during Gov. Mark Dayton’s trade mission to Mexico this week.


A Brief History of Minnesota Trade Missions

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 9:45 AM
Tags: exports, trade mission, small businesses

Gov. Mark Dayton spent the day Tuesday meeting with officials from Mexico's ministries of foreign affairs, agriculture, public education, as well as its trade and foreign investment arm.

While leading his fourth international trade mission, the governor promoted the state's exports, encouraged Mexican companies to startup and expand in Minnesota (or move existing U.S. operations here), inked cooperative agreements on agriculture and education, toured the facilities of a Minnesota-based company operating in Mexico, and met with executives of major U.S. companies operating in Mexico.

And that's just the beginning.


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