Research

New Report Blames Twin Cities Housing Policies For Segregation

The author, Myron Orfield, says the metro's racial segregation is due to government apathy and "well-meaning but misdirected" efforts by housing advocates and school reformers.

March 05, 2015

Gallup: Minnesota more bullish about economy than any other state

Minnesotans may have a reputation for modesty. But underneath that there’s a whole lot of confidence – at least when it comes to the economy, new numbers from Gallup suggest. The polling...

February 10, 2015

Top100

Fastenal 8th On Reputation-Based Top 100; Pentair Makes Cut

The Harvard Business Review placed the companies in its 100 best performing CEO rankings and recently revised the list based on non-financial reputation.

February 09, 2015

Ngawang Dakpa

How Immigrants In The Twin Cities Build The Economy—And Revitalize Neighborhoods

A new report uncovers some surprising facts about the impact of immigrant-owned small businesses.

February 02, 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

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

Bloomberg grant aims to bring better public services to Minneapolis

Minneapolis has $900,000 coming its way in each of the next three years and it’s the city’s residents who stand to gain the most. Mayor Betsy Hodges announced Monday that Minneapolis is...

December 15, 2014

Mathematical technicians add up to Minnesota's most distinct job

North Dakota has its oil workers, Wisconsin its animal breeders and Minnesota has its mathematical technicians. Those are the most distinct jobs in each state – or the most disproportionately...

December 10, 2014

Land Of 10,000 Lists

Publications routinely put the Twin Cities high in rankings, but does it actually amount to anything?

November 21, 2014

Want the American Dream? Then move to the Twin Cities, young professionals told

Are you just out of college and chasing the American Dream? Then you should head to the Twin Cities. That is the verdict of The Atlantic, which has combined house price figures with income data and...

November 20, 2014

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