Economic Development

Economic Spring

Survey Finds MN Businesses Are Ramping Up Production

They're also briskly investing in their infrastructure and talent.

April 17, 2014

Michael Foods

Post Buys Minnetonka’s Michael Foods For $2.45B

In the largest transaction in either company’s histories, Post, known for its huge cereal business, is acquiring Michael Foods, a large Minnesota-based maker of packaged food products.

April 17, 2014

Jobs

MN Adds 2,600 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Professional and business services, as well as the construction industry, contributed largely to March’s gains; the leisure and hospitality sector, along with retail, struggled during the month.

April 17, 2014

Rita's

Rita’s Italian Ice Franchise Is Coming To MN

In May, Minnesota will become the 24th state to house a Rita’s Italian Ice when two local franchisees open a new store.

April 17, 2014

An aerial map

HCMC Announces $191M Clinic Expansion Downtown

The Hennepin County Medical Center plans to build a 322,000-square-foot medical center across the street from its current emergency department in downtown Minneapolis.

April 14, 2014

Handshake

U.S. Bank To Acquire Biz From Ally Bank

U.S. Bank has entered an agreement to purchase Ally Bank’s document custodian business.

April 14, 2014

Minn. butter-makers abuzz over boom; others not buying it

The butter versus margarine debate rages on, even as Minnesota butter producers are celebrating an uptick in butter consumption. Nationwide, butter sales by volume increased 5 percent last year...

April 14, 2014

Futuristic vision would top 35W with a park neighborhood

Imagine spreading a blanket on the grass for a picnic above Interstate 35W. That may not be too far off, if a team of students, planners and designers get their way. They are dreaming up a...

April 11, 2014

ViaWest Enters MN With New Data Center In Chaska

ViaWest, which manages 27 data centers in six states, announced the recent opening of its first Minnesota facility.

April 10, 2014

Mayo Clinic enters agreement with Irish med tech industry

The media in Ireland is full of stories about a new deal just announced that will bring the prestige of the Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic to the Irish medical research and technology industry. The...

April 10, 2014

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