Economic Development

Advancing The Minnesota Tradition Of Manufacturing Innovation

Changing technology and labor shortages pose challenges, but businesses continue to find solutions.

June 29, 2015

A Tale Of Two Rails

A rail-improvement project in Duluth is evidence of major changes in the global economy.

June 29, 2015

How Amazon's Arrival Will Change Minnesota's Retail Forever

Amazon plans to land here in 2016; Same-day shipping and groceries may be next.

June 29, 2015

Ability Network Looking To Add 167 Local Jobs

Minneapolis-based health IT firm growing at fast clip.

June 25, 2015


3M Buys Bloomington Safety Company For $2.5B

The company purchased Capital Safety to broaden its personal safety products catalogue.

June 23, 2015

Report: Twin Cities Regional Growth Slowing

Fewer building permits, higher jobless claims to blame.

June 18, 2015


Investment Crowdfunding Legalized In Minnesota

The law, pushed by MNvest, aims to make investing in Minnesota startups easier.

June 16, 2015

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Caterpillar Paves Way For $3 Million Expansion

The added bonus of 31 new jobs earns the project state financial backing.

June 15, 2015

Minnesota's economy is still growing – but slower than it had been

A new report from the federal number crunchers in Washington, D.C. show Minnesota’s economy grew in 2014 – but not as fast as it had been. The growth of Minnesota’s gross domestic...

June 11, 2015


Rochester's Economic Engine Shifts Into Overdrive With Destination Medical Center Plans

Pine Island and Plainview are two nearby towns with different strategies for capitalizing on the DMC initiative.

June 04, 2015

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