Economic Development

We're (tied for) No. 1! Politico ranks Minnesota as America's best state

Go ahead and brag, even if it’s not in your nature. Minnesota has been deemed the best state in the Union, tied with New Hampshire, by Politico magazine. The ranking, published to coincide...

January 20, 2015

MN Economic Outlook Survey: Optimism Abounds

Minnesota’s business leaders plan to hire and spend more this quarter than they have in years, but more plan to expand elsewhere as talent runs short and taxes remain a concern.

January 20, 2015

Northeast Side Story: Neighborhood Thinking Big

The Nicollet Island-East Bank Neighborhood Association not only embraces density, it demands it.

January 20, 2015

Ford site redevelopment in St. Paul in high gear this year

St. Paul city officials describe the old Ford plant site as one of the most desirable urban pieces of property in the country, and they’re eager to move forward this year with plans to...

January 18, 2015

Adam Duininck Named New Chair Of The Metropolitan Council

January 16, 2015

$28 million expansion, renovation plan will 'reinvent' the Children's Museum

On Friday, patrons, parents and fans of the Minnesota Children’s Museum will get a look at its future as museum officials preview the prototypes for an expanded version of the space in...

January 16, 2015

Minnesota collected $212M more in taxes than it expected

The amount of money in Minnesota’s general fund is $212 million more than expected, the state’s Management and Budget Office said Monday. The fund – which is the main pool of tax money...

January 12, 2015

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

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