Economic Development

Finalists named for innovative projects to improve civic life in St. Paul

Does St. Paul need to step up the way it welcomes newcomers? Better encourage year-round outdoor activities for its citizens? Or make walking and biking more of a priority in its public spaces? The...

January 12, 2015

A lot of Minnesota women work – especially compared to the rest of the US

“Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.” Minnesota women have known all along that what Garrison...

January 07, 2015

A sunny forecast for Minnesota's economy in 2015

An optimistic forecast for Minnesota came out Tuesday. It’s not predicting a big warmup in  temperatures, but rather a sunny economy for 2015. The annual outlook comes from the Federal...

January 06, 2015

Minneapolis momentum: City sets record with $2 billion in new construction permits

If the city of Minneapolis was seeking a bird to exemplify it, it might consider the crane. The Star Tribune reports on an unprecedented building boom in the state’s largest city in 2014. The...

January 03, 2015

Minnesota Fortune 500 companies grab big returns in 2014

Minnesota’s biggest companies had a big 2014 and many are expecting a big 2015 as well. The Pioneer Press reports that most Fortune 500 corporations in Minnesota saw double-digit stock gains....

January 02, 2015

New website shows how Minnesota spends it money, and to whom it goes

A new website will allow anyone, at any time, to track money spent by the state government – from employee salaries, to contracts with private companies, to activity-specific costs for one agency...

January 02, 2015

Road construction cost near new Saints stadium doubles

The city of St. Paul has to double its budget to improve roads near the new Lowertown St. Paul Saints stadium before it opens in the spring. The city found contaminated soil beneath the streets...

December 20, 2014

Q&A: Tom Emmer

New congressman tackles economy, health care.

December 19, 2014

Job numbers improve after wage jump – but a biz group wants planned hikes halted

Minnesota’s largest pro-business advocacy group wants to nix the planned rises for the minimum wage before they even happen. And it comes at a time where the state is reporting some of its...

December 19, 2014

Commercial Real Estate: Building On New Optimism

The industrial market is the busiest commercial category, and office vacancy rates are dropping.

December 19, 2014

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