It’s been a mixed year: Productivity is at a near-record high, unemployment is low. But finding qualified labor is getting tougher and tougher, and spending remains modest. With these kinds of challenges, it’s important to know who’s got the insight, experience and smarts that you’ll want to seek out in the year ahead, whether you meet with them in person or learn by their example.
It is with this in mind that the editors of Twin Cities Business present the 100 People to Know in 2015, or, as we like to call it, the TCB 100, for the year ahead. While many of them lead major organizations and are influential for other reasons, they are not listed here for that reason alone. Rather, they’re included because of how they have overcome—or are facing, with courage, creativity and gusto—major challenges, while using their influence to help grow Minnesota’s economy, and support and even boost its social and cultural attributes.
From those at the top of their industry nationally to “hopefuls” who have yet to knock it out of the park as much as we think they will, you’ll find the people to know here.
Follow this link to read about the 2014 TCB Person of the Year, Mayo Clinic CEO and President John Noseworthy.