Economic Development

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

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

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