Electric Coaches, New Transit Routes at Heart of Walz’s $324M Transportation Package
Electric Coaches, New Transit Routes at Heart of Walz’s $324M Transportation Package
February 22, 2019

The regional bus system is facing a deficit of more than $53 million over the next two years — and more than $250 million over the next decade, according to state estimates.


Equity Grant Concerns Have Walz Administration Considering New Ways to Address Disparity in MN
Equity Grant Concerns Have Walz Administration Considering New Ways to Address Disparity in MN
February 21, 2019

DEED Commissioner Steve Grove said there was a move away from putting more money into grants he described as “siloed, carve-out programs,” but instead to “bring the philosophy of equity to all that we do.”


Oscars Red Carpet Photos—Straight From Duluth
Oscars Red Carpet Photos—Straight From Duluth
February 21, 2019

A Minnesota company delivers Hollywood fashion to the world faster than ever with new AI tech premiering at the Academy Awards.


Lunar Startups Taps 7 More Businesses for Incubator Program
Lunar Startups Taps 7 More Businesses for Incubator Program
February 20, 2019

The majority of the companies chosen are led by a person of color and/or by women.


Walz Budget Plan Includes Restoration of Angel Tax Credit Program
Walz Budget Plan Includes Restoration of Angel Tax Credit Program
February 20, 2019

The Medical Alley Tech Association lauds the move, noting that the Angel Investment Tax Credit generated at least $108 million in investment in the state’s health tech industry over a five-year period.


St. Thomas Partners with gener8tor for New Business Accelerator
St. Thomas Partners with gener8tor for New Business Accelerator
February 20, 2019

The program is aimed at students with fledgling startup concepts.


Impending Closure of St. Cloud Electrolux Plant to Impact Over 300 Jobs Held by Disabled Workers
Impending Closure of St. Cloud Electrolux Plant to Impact Over 300 Jobs Held by Disabled Workers
February 19, 2019

Approximately 312 disabled Electrolux employees are expected to lose their jobs when the appliance manufacturer’s factory closes at the end of the year.


Serial Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Formula for Startup Success
Serial Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Formula for Startup Success
February 19, 2019

Scott Litman and Dan Mallin are the sages of the local tech startup world.


Who Really Gets Punked in Marketing Stunts?
Who Really Gets Punked in Marketing Stunts?
February 16, 2019

Forget impressions and start measuring real results.


AT&T’s Industry-First 5G Network Coming to Twin Cities This Year
AT&T’s Industry-First 5G Network Coming to Twin Cities This Year
February 15, 2019

The phone company’s new 5G network and hot spot offering features data speeds of 200-300 megabits per second. Tech companies are especially expected to benefit, as 5G rolls out in Minneapolis, Chicago, and other select cities in 2019.