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2015 Outstanding Directors

Honoring five of Minnesota’s most valued board members.

by Fran Howard, Gene Rebeck, and Suzy Frisch


MN Unemployment Rate Steady In September

Employers added 1,900 jobs and six out of the state’s 11 industries reported increased employment figures.

October 20, 2016

Omaha-based Dundee Opens Mpls Office In Search Of High-Growth Tech Startups

The early-stage investment has so far raised $20 million of a $30 million funding round, which it plans to distribute to promising tech entrepreneurs.

October 18, 2016


How Minnesota Employers Are Trying To Get More Students Interested In Manufacturing

Government, employers and nonprofit organizations are trying to raise awareness about manufacturing jobs — and to combat some negative stereotypes.

October 18, 2016


Economic Optimism's Tepid Return

Business leaders are less negative than they have been in recent quarters, but spending is expected to remain flat through the rest of the year.

October 17, 2016


Minnesota Chamber Sues Minneapolis Over Paid Sick Time Ordinance

Chamber president Doug Loon said lawmakers should not be “imposing a straightjacket with one-size-fits-all mandates.”

October 14, 2016


How 'Minnesota Nice' Could Become A Serious Economic Problem For The Twin Cities

Twin Cities business leaders say the region must do a better job of recruiting people to move here — and of keeping them here once they arrive.

October 13, 2016


Report: Shrinking Workforce, High Taxes Among Chief Concerns For MN Businesses

Local business owners expressed concern over topics ranging from energy costs to the challenge of finding skilled workers.

October 10, 2016

Minimum Wage

Study Suggests Most Minneapolis Businesses Wouldn't Be Harmed By Citywide $15 Minimum Wage

Yet some worry that the study underestimates the potential impact — especially on small businesses.

October 06, 2016


Which Banks Are The Top Small Business Lenders?

Figures updated at the end of September show two banks with significant Minnesota operations hold top spots on a national list.

October 06, 2016

Light Rail

Can The Twin Cities Build Two Light Rail Projects At Once?

After numerous delays, the schedules to complete Southwest LRT and the Bottineau Line are now converging. Is Metro Transit capable of building the massive projects simultaneously?

October 04, 2016

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