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Hot Hospitality Market

National events and a stronger economy boost the Twin Cities’ profile for major events.

by Sam Schaust

Map: Slaughterers, meat packers Minnesota's 'most unique' job

The employment landscape in a state can offer hints about its culture. What does it say about Minnesota? Well according to one new map, the meat industry is more prominent in Minnesota than in any...

October 21, 2014

A winner is nigh: Best dive bar list includes Nye's Polonaise Room

Sometimes you want to get all dolled up and sip a fancy, fussy cocktail. And sometimes you want to stand at an old school bar in a beer-scented room that looks like it hasn’t been redecorated...

October 20, 2014

Google names Golden Valley Minnesota's online business Mecca

Golden Valley has been named the “eCITY” of Minnesota by none other than Google itself in its annual list recognizing the nation’s strongest online business communities, the...

October 17, 2014

Glen Taylor

Five Minnesotans Among Forbes’ 400 Wealthiest

The total net worth of the five wealthiest Minnesotans is nearly $11 billion.

September 29, 2014

Maple Grove

Three Twin Cities Suburbs Among Money’s Best

Extensive parks and job opportunities helped Maple Grove, Eagan and Woodbury earn places on the annual list.

September 22, 2014

Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Minnesota Cities Named Among “Top 100 Best Places To Live”

Rochester and St. Louis Park are named to Livability.com’s 2015 list.

September 15, 2014

How Do Twin Cities Businesses Keep Transplanted Talent In Town?

Suggestions for companies recruiting beyond the Upper Midwest.

August 27, 2014

See Which 94 MN Cos. Made The 2014 Inc. 5000 List

Of the 94 Minnesota businesses that appear on the Inc. 5000 list, PerformTel, United Credit Consultants, Morning Star Financial Services, Field Nation, and All Around ranked among the top 500.

August 21, 2014

Forbes: Vikings' value is below NFL franchise average

The Minnesota Vikings are below average when it comes to the value of an NFL franchise. Forbes Magazine did the research and came up with a value for all 32 teams in the NFL. The Vikings came in at...

August 20, 2014

Are Minnesotans honest? Not compared to other states

Minnesotans are among the least honest people in the nation – at least according to a recent social experiment dubbed the National Honesty Index. For the experiment, beverage company Honest Tea set...

August 19, 2014

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Quarterly Economic Indicator

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.

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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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