Economic Development

The Northland Gives Rise To An IT Sector

And it’s more vigorous than outsiders might think.

March 21, 2014

Study: $50M Nicollet Mall makeover could generate $100M in spending

A new study says a $50 million facelift for Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis will more than pay for itself – spurring $106 million in additional spending and creating 860 jobs, the Downtown...

March 20, 2014

The Inside Story Of Wells Fargo's Downtown East Deal

Wells Fargo is banking on Minneapolis with a major investment in Downtown East.

March 20, 2014

Ice caves closed; attracted 138,000 visitors

Tens of thousands of people trekked to northern Wisconsin over the past several weeks for a chance to explore the ice caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands. The caves are now closed, and...

March 17, 2014

State Awards $3.3M To Train Workers At 18 Cos.

Millions of dollars in grants are being awarded to state schools that will help train workers of Shutterfly, TRW Automotive, ConAgra Foods, the Benedictine Health System, and other companies looking to improve or grow their Minnesota workforces.

March 17, 2014

EPA says PolyMet mine study shows improvements

Commenting on a controversial plan to bring more mining to the state of Minnesota closed Thursday, with one of the most crucial commenters saying PolyMet Mining Corp.’s environmental impact...

March 13, 2014

M&A

Internet Broadcasting Systems Sold For $20M

Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group bought the local Web technology and news content company in a deal expected to close later this month.

March 13, 2014

Jobs

MN Employers Add Jobs, But Growth Rate Slows

Minnesota added a net 600 jobs in January, although retail employment, which fared well in December, represented a major weak spot.

March 13, 2014

Mayo Square

Mayo Takes A Big Step In Growing Sports-Medicine Field With Pro Teams, Block E Clinic

Last month, Mayo announced a partnership with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx in a basketball practice facility and sports medicine clinic inside the former Block E in downtown Minneapolis.

March 12, 2014

More optimistic news about jobs prospects in Minnesota

A new survey released Tuesday morning suggests that Minnesota’s unemployment rate will continue to fall. KSTP had a story about research included in the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey...

March 11, 2014

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