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Survey: MN Businesses Are Hiring, But Where Will They Find Employees?

Results from the latest Quarterly Economic Indicator survey show companies are growing, but it’s gotten even harder to find good talent.

Minnesota ranked 5th in nation for small business friendliness

In a new national survey, Minnesota scored as a “top place” to start or grow a small business. Thumbtack.com, a San Francisco-based service that links individuals to small businesses...

July 01, 2014

Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor

More MN Manufacturers Say They're "Thriving"

A new report from McGladrey reflects increasing confidence among Minnesota manufacturers, although it identified challenges as well.

June 26, 2014

Survey: Minnesota is 6th best state for business

Minnesota ranks 6th in a new survey of the top states for business conducted by CNBC. That compares to the state’s ranking of 15th a year ago. CNBC, a business cable TV network, has released...

June 25, 2014

2 MN Chains Named Among 10 Best Franchises In America

Plato’s Closet and Anytime Fitness ranked first and fifth, respectively, on Forbes' new list of best franchises.

June 24, 2014

Has MN's Job Market Really "Recovered"?

Despite recent rosy proclamations, the state’s employment picture remains murky.

June 20, 2014

After A Slow Start To 2014, MN’s Job Market Rebounds In May

Minnesota’s labor force rebounded in May, driven in part by the construction and manufacturing sectors, although the state’s annual job-growth rate continues to lag the national average.

June 19, 2014

St. Paul skyline

Twin Cities Makes Lists For Job Seekers, Worker Satisfaction

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro ranked second on Forbes’ list for summer job seekers but didn't fare as well on Fast Company’s ranking of “employee satisfaction.”

June 17, 2014

Victory verdict for Duluth: Named magazine's 'best outdoors town'

A campaign that generated grassroots support and pride in Duluth has paid off on Sunday night as the city won the designation of the country’s best outdoors town. The verdict was a hard...

June 16, 2014

Wells Fargo study finds millennials 'overwhelmed' by debt

Members of the millennial generation are struggling with finances, drowning in student debt and a facing surprisingly wide gender gap, according to a poll released on Tuesday. The Wells Fargo...

June 11, 2014

Minnesota moves up in rankings for best place to make a living

Minnesota has moved into the very top tier of the best states to make a living, as determined by the financial website MoneyRates.com. It is the fourth year for the survey, which arrives at its...

June 10, 2014

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Quarterly Economic Indicator

Survey: MN Businesses Are Hiring, But Where Will They Find Employees?

Results from the latest Quarterly Economic Indicator survey show companies are growing, but it’s gotten even harder to find good talent.

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Smart Solutions Survey

Economic Uncertainty Be Damned

Minnesota’s business leaders are tackling their most pressing business challenge head on.

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