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America’s Top State for Business – Business Friendliness

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Minnesota punches above its weight when it comes to major corporations, with 17 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the state, including powerhouses like 3M, General Mills, Target and U.S. Bancorp. The success of those homegrown businesses says a lot about the business climate of the state. Minnesota has business-friendly policies and programs that make it possible for companies to not only survive but thrive here.


America's Top State For Business - Quality of Life

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 2:53 PM

Outstanding quality of life is a key reason CNBC named Minnesota as “America’s Top State for Business 2015” in June.


America’s Top State for Business – Infrastructure

Posted on July 09, 2015 at 9:07 AM

Structural assets that help move people and goods – roads, bridges, airports, shipping facilities and mass transportation – contribute greatly to the success of any state. They’re all grouped under that not-so-cuddly topic called infrastructure.


America’s Top State for Business – Economy

Posted on July 08, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Minnesota has been booming since the end of the recession, adding nearly 200,000 jobs in the past four years alone and boasting one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country at 3.8 percent. Total jobs in the state went above 3 million in the past year for the first time ever.


America’s Top State for Business – Education

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 2:51 PM

It hardly came as a surprise that Minnesota ranked high in education when CNBC crowned the state “America’s Top State for Business 2015” last week.


CNBC Names Minnesota Top State For Business

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 10:12 AM

In its 2015 ranking of “America’s Top States for Business,” Minnesota claimed the top spot - moving the state up from sixth place in 2014.

Duluth greets foreign journalists

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: exports, jobs

Amy Hyun, correspondent for the Korea Times based in Chicago, is attracted to stories about the U.S. economy and connections between Minnesota and Korea. Soichi Inai, U.S. correspondent for the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, and Kenichiro Miyaki, U.S. correspondent for the Japanese wire service Jiji Press, are looking for the Minnesota-Japan connection.


Introducing Minnesota

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Ruben Barrera’s journalistic career has taken him from Mexico to Latin America and Texas. Now the correspondent for the Mexico City-based wire service Notimex is heading farther north to learn about Minnesota.


BIO 2015 in Philadelphia, Pa. See you at #311

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Tags: bioscience

You should be hearing a lot about 311 – and we don’t mean the Omaha, Neb. rock band or number to access non-emergency municipal services. 


DEED rolls out Career Profile tool

Posted on June 04, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Tags: job search, jobs

Say you’re interested in becoming an application software developer, living in the Twin Cities and want to stay there. What’s the demand for this occupation? How much does it pay? Can the pay meet the basic cost of living in the Twin Cities?


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