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Two MN Companies Among Fortune’s Fastest Growing

Northern Oil and Polaris are among Fortune magazine’s 100 fastest-growing companies, giving Minnesota two representatives on the list for a second straight year.

August 14, 2014

Why Moving To MN Could Save Wealthy Wisconsinites Money

Despite criticisms of Minnesota's tax climate for wealthy residents, a new study suggests that high-income earners in Wisconsin might actually save money if they relocated here.

August 12, 2014

2 MN Schools Make Forbes' List Of Top 100 U.S. Colleges

Carleton College and Macalester College both appear on Forbes' list, which is based on 12 different measures and emphasizes students' return on investment.

July 31, 2014

Solar study: U of M students seek state's sunniest places

Seven graduate students at the University of Minnesota are looking to shine a light on the state’s sunniest spots. As part of a semester-long study ultimately aimed at boosting the state...

July 28, 2014

Sales Surge To Record Highs At Multiple MN Companies

3M, Tennant Company, Graco, Proto Labs, Piper Jaffray, and Deluxe Corporation experienced particularly strong growth in their latest quarters.

July 24, 2014

Fargo, Mankato rank among Forbes' best small places for business

Fargo, North Dakota, and Mankato, Minnesota, ranked among the nation’s Best Small Places for Business and Careers, according to a new list by Forbes. Fargo came in No. 1 on the list, followed...

July 24, 2014

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.

July 24, 2014

New report: Minnesota ranks No. 5 for overall child well-being

A new national report says Minnesota ranks No. 5 for overall child well-being, although troubling economic gaps between white children and children of color persist. Last year, Minnesota ranked No....

July 22, 2014

Two Big Deals Help MN Medical Investments Climb 68%

Investments in Holaira and Inspire Medical helped drive the strong quarter.

July 17, 2014

Mayo Clinic in Rochester

3 MN Hospitals Among Nation's Best; Mayo Earns Top Spot

For the first time, Mayo Clinic claimed the top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious “Honor Roll” list.

July 15, 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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