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

by Sam Schaust

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

Twin Cities Has Second-Fastest-Growing Wages In U.S.

The latest “PayScale Index” found that wages are growing faster in Minneapolis-St. Paul than in most metros, although rising inflation is constraining purchasing power nationwide.

July 10, 2014

5 MN Cos. Make Fortune's Global 500; 2 Move Up

UnitedHealth Group and CHS moved up on this year’s list; Target, Best Buy, and 3M slid to lower positions but still made the cut.

July 08, 2014

Twin Cities Has Lowest Unemployment Of U.S. Cities

The Minneapolis-St. Paul area's 4 percent unemployment rate in May was the lowest among U.S. metros with a population of 1 million or more.

July 01, 2014

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

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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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