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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.

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Minnesotans Get 2nd-Smallest Portion Of Their Taxes Back

Minnesota taxpayers recoup less than 10 percent of the individual income taxes they contribute, whereas Mississippians get back more than 30 percent.

April 02, 2014

MN Business Leaders Identify Their Legislative Priorities

In a recent poll, Minnesota business leaders identified the issues they'd prefer to see lawmakers address this session.

April 01, 2014

Inc. Magazine Recognizes 2 MN Cos. For Ongoing Job Growth

Trissential and Horizontal Integration were named to “The Build 100,” Inc. magazine’s list of mid-size companies that have experienced sustained employment growth.

April 01, 2014

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MN Ranked 2nd-Best State For Achieving The American Dream

Attaining the second-highest “opportunity score,” Minnesota ranked especially well for its education opportunities and civic engagement on a recent list published by Forbes.

March 31, 2014

New Census data show shift to urban core

New Census data say that the Twin Cities metro ballooned by more than 100,000 people between 2010 and 2013, mirroring a trend of growth in a majority of urban cores nationwide. Growth in the metro...

March 27, 2014

Minnesota ranks 4th in measure of nation's well-being; N.D. 1st

Minnesota ranks as one of the nation’s top states when it comes to well-being. Gallup Healthways released their annual “State of American Well-Being” index Tuesday, and as a whole...

March 25, 2014

Minnesota town ranks No. 10 on best small towns to visit in 2014 list

A small town about 125 miles southeast of the Twin Cities has been named to Smithsonian Magazine’s list of 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014. For the third year, the magazine examined...

March 23, 2014

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Minnesota's Top Technology Trends In 2014

3-D Printing, Wearable Technology Gaining Ground

March 21, 2014

Study: $50M Nicollet Mall makeover could generate $100M in spending

A new study says a $50 million facelift for Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis will more than pay for itself – spurring $106 million in additional spending and creating 860 jobs, the Downtown...

March 20, 2014

6 Of Forbes' "Most Trustworthy Companies" Are From MN

Hawkins, Tennant Company, Patterson Companies, Capella Education, Apogee Enterprises, and Buffalo Wild Wings were recognized for their corporate credibility.

March 20, 2014

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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.

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