Trends + Issues

New Report Blames Twin Cities Housing Policies For Segregation

The author, Myron Orfield, says the metro's racial segregation is due to government apathy and "well-meaning but misdirected" efforts by housing advocates and school reformers.

March 05, 2015

Middle Market Forum

Podcast Previews TCB’s 2015 Middle Market Forum

The March 4 event will feature four area CEOs discussing challenges unique to middle-market companies in Minnesota.

February 26, 2015


How One Org. Is Building A Network For Female Entrepreneurs

A new events series from the Minnesota Cup allows women starting their own businesses to network with each other, find mentors.

January 26, 2015

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.

January 20, 2015

Survey: Will Minnesota's Economy Cool This Winter?

Revenue and hiring remain strong among businesses statewide, but finding talent’s harder than ever, while productivity is slipping, and research and development is flat-lining.

October 27, 2014

Deadly, spreading bat fungus could damage Minnesota industries

A fast-spreading and difficult-to-predict fungus is killing millions of bats across the United States – and some say Minnesota’s economy could suffer, whether measures are taken to protect...

August 19, 2014

How Smart Is Alternative Energy?

Minnesota’s leading the charge in clean energy generation and usage. But it will take compromise and dedication to keep the edge, while the economic benefit remains only theoretical.

July 25, 2014

3 MN Cos. That Are Cleaning Up The Twin Cities

Two Bettys, Aaron’s Green Cleaning, and Happy Earth Cleaning Co. are cleaning up the Twin Cities, using environmentally conscious products, one house at a time.

July 25, 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

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

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