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MN Business Leaders Optimistic About 2014

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

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

Nat’l Lists Rank Twin Cities Among Best For Job Hunters

St. Paul and Minneapolis recently appeared on national lists by Forbes and Nerd Wallet, which ranked the top U.S. cities where job seekers can find employment.

January 08, 2014

Bloomberg Ranks MN As 10th-Most Innovative State

Minnesota appeared on a recent Bloomberg list of states with high concentrations of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers; research and development spending; public technology companies; and patent approvals, among other factors.

January 02, 2014

MN Stocks Among Fortune 500’s Best And Worst Of 2013

Best Buy and Supervalu were ranked among 10 of the “top-performing” Fortune 500 stocks in 2013; meanwhile, C. H. Robinson and Mosaic were among the 15 “worst-performing” stocks this year.

December 19, 2013


MN Unemployment Rate Ticks Down To 4.6 Percent

Despite significant losses in local government jobs, Minnesota’s private sector employers added 2,400 jobs in November.

December 19, 2013

7 Of Forbes’ “Largest Private Companies” Are From MN

Wayzata-based food giant Cargill topped Forbes’ list of the largest private companies in the United States; Carlson, Holiday Companies, Schwan Food, Rosen’s Diversified, M. A. Mortenson, and Andersen were also among the 224 companies that made the cut.

December 18, 2013

SBE Rankings

MN Gets Dismal Score For Entrepreneur-Friendly Policies

Minnesota was ranked the sixth-worst state for entrepreneur- and small business-friendly tax and regulatory policies.

December 12, 2013

MN Ranks As The “3rd-Healthiest State” In U.S.

Minnesota ranked third in the nation in a recent United Health Foundation report based on residents’ access to health insurance, low levels of air pollution, and high education levels, among other factors.

December 11, 2013

16 MN Cos. Receive Perfect Score For LGBT Equality

Sixteen Minnesota companies received perfect scores and earned the distinction of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” in a recent report that rates corporate policies and practices relating to LGBT employees.

December 10, 2013

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Survey Finds MN Businesses Are Ramping Up Production

They're also briskly investing in their infrastructure and talent.

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Economic Uncertainty Be Damned

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