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MN Business Leaders Optimistic About 2014

Hiring, capital expenditures, R&D spending to increase–but so might prices.


MN Banks' Profits Outpace National Growth

Profits at Minnesota-based banks climbed more than 17 percent in 2013, outpacing the national growth rate of 9.6 percent.

February 26, 2014

T-Wolves Marketer Among “Top 100 CMOs On Twitter”

Ted Johnson, chief marketing officer for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx professional basketball teams, appeared on a recent list of the world’s top chief marketing officers on Twitter.

February 25, 2014

MN Food Truck Among 21 Best In The Nation

Hailing from Minneapolis, the hot dog-hawking food truck Natedogs made Thrillist’s list of the nation’s food trucks with the tastiest food and the most innovative chefs.

February 25, 2014

MN Ranks Highly For Female Entrepreneurship, Well-Being

Minneapolis ranked fourth on a list of best cities for female entrepreneurship, and Minnesota ranked fourth among states based on residents' well-being.

February 20, 2014

Which Cos. Employ The Most People In Downtown Mpls?

Target, Wells Fargo, and HCMC took the top three spots on the Minneapolis Downtown Council’s list of the 15 largest employers in the city’s core.

February 10, 2014

3 MN Cos. Named Among The Best For Employee Development

Best Buy, Allianz, and Smiths Medical ranked among 125 companies that excel in “harnessing human capital,” according to Training magazine.

February 05, 2014

Minnesota makes list of states with lowest number of foreclosures

As the nation’s the housing picture continues to show signs of progress, Minnesota made the list of the top 12 states with what USA Today termed the “healthiest foreclosure markets...

February 02, 2014

4 Of The “Best Companies For Leaders” Are In MN

Hormel Foods, General Mills, 3M, and Ecolab ranked among 40 public companies that excel in leadership development, according to a recent list published by Chief Executive magazine.

January 30, 2014

2 Of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies” Are From MN

Magnet 360 ranked 34th and Code42 ranked 44th on a list of “most promising” private companies with under $250 million in annual revenue.

January 22, 2014

Young Invincibles Report

Jobless Young People Add $53 To Your Tax Bill, Study Says

A new study suggests that the federal government would recoup billions of dollars if more young people found work; it turns out, however, that Minnesota’s labor force is not to blame.

January 09, 2014

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MN Business Leaders Optimistic About 2014

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