Economic Development

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Minnesota Businesses Ramp Up Investment Plans

Leaders are extremely optimistic about national and global economies in 2017 and plan to increase hiring, R&D and capital expenditures.

January 23, 2017

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State Adds 11,900 Jobs In December

Seven out of the state’s 11 job sectors reported increases in employment.

January 19, 2017

Thor HQ

Target Partners With Thor Companies On North Minneapolis Development

New $36 million project includes office, retail space.

January 17, 2017

Nicollet Mall

Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Takes Toll On Jobs And Customers

Business is bad as street renovation drags into year three.

January 09, 2017

Liberal Minneapolis

Is A More Liberal Minneapolis Bad For Business?

As the state tilts right, Minneapolis is turning hard left. Has that ruined the city’s business climate, or is it just rhetoric?

January 03, 2017

State Exports Down For The Seventh-Straight Quarter

As exports to Canada and Mexico decline, Minnesota businesses are looking to Asia, Europe and Africa to buy more. However, Trump’s vow to “rip up” existing international trade deals could deal a blow to the state’s export industry in 2017.

December 06, 2016

Milan, MN

Debunking The Myth That Minnesota's Rural Towns Are Doomed

New London, Milan and Albert Lea are examples of communities showing signs of vitality — and unraveling many preconceptions of small-town life.

December 06, 2016

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Confused By Claims That Minnesota Isn’t Doing Well Economically? Look Outside The Twin Cities

Minnesota Republicans have credited their election night success to speaking to people who felt left behind.

November 29, 2016

Emily Larson

Duluth's Next Chapter

Emily Larson is blazing her own economic development trail as Duluth’s mayor, while building on the city’s strengths.

November 28, 2016

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How Robots Are Changing Minnesota's Workforce

Atlas Manufacturing is just one of a growing number of places in Minnesota and across the country where automation is quickly and radically transforming the labor market.

November 23, 2016

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