Economic Development

Survey: Will Minnesota's Economy Cool This Winter?

Revenue and hiring remain strong among businesses statewide, but finding talent’s harder than ever, while productivity is slipping, and research and development is flat-lining.

October 24, 2014

Minnesota hits lowest jobless rate in 8 years

Minnesota’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in September, the lowest jobless rate in the state in eight years, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Thursday by the...

October 16, 2014

Minnesota's August jobless rate drops to 4.3 percent

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thusday morning that state unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in August. That’s the lowest unemployment rate in...

September 18, 2014

Groundbreaking

Highway Upgrades Bring Businesses, Jobs To MN City

Wurth Adams Nut & Bolt and Perbix Machines are relocating their headquarters to Brooklyn Park with expansion projects that total $28.6 million.

August 06, 2014

Polaris announces new jobs as part of Plymouth expansion

Medina-based ATV-maker Polaris Industries is planning to expand in Plymouth, in a move the company says will create 100 jobs. The company, which also manufactures snowmobiles, motorcycles, military...

August 01, 2014

Report: Banner year for Minnesota health care technology startups

Minnesota is first on a new list of Midwestern states attracting the most health care technology startup investment in almost 10 years. The list was released as part of the BioEnterprise Midwest...

July 30, 2014

A Hy-Vee store in Austin, MN

Hy-Vee Picks Site For 2nd Twin Cities Store, Will Hire 450

Amid a significant upheaval of the local grocery scene, Hy-Vee is expanding further into the Twin Cities with a new store in Oakdale.

July 29, 2014

YogaFit

Six New YogaFit Studios Are Planned For The Twin Cities

The owner of Snap Fitness hopes to eventually sell 1,000 franchise licenses for YogaFit, and it currently has six new Twin Cities locations in the works.

July 29, 2014

Cheaper chart

Are Those Who Market The Twin Cities Leveraging Our Low Cost Of Living?

Cost of living may end up as the region’s ace in the hole, not sports, culture or nature.

July 29, 2014

Fargo, Mankato rank among Forbes' best small places for business

Fargo, North Dakota, and Mankato, Minnesota, ranked among the nation’s Best Small Places for Business and Careers, according to a new list by Forbes. Fargo came in No. 1 on the list, followed...

July 24, 2014

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