Trends + Issues

Private Equity Firms Get Back In The Game

Private equity firms in the middle market had a generally busy 2012. And they have the money for more deals.

February 27, 2013

Innovation

Twin Cities, Rochester Rank High For Patent Generation

The Twin Cities ranks ninth among 358 major metros in terms of patents produced annually—and Rochester ranks third for patents issued per capita.

February 26, 2013

Hoyt Hsiao

Tracking The Pulse Of Minority-Owned Businesses

MEDA has surveyed clients representative of hundreds of minority-owned companies it works with each year, for a report on how this part of our economy is doing.

February 25, 2013

36 Park Apartments

Hundreds Of New Luxury Apts. Come To St. Louis Park

Developers say the city is an attractive option for apartments because of the retail development The Shops at West End and the city’s close proximity to downtown Minneapolis.

February 25, 2013

St. Paul Saints ballpark

The Art Of Economic Development

Creative funding mechanisms and tax incentives are driving public and private collaborations on real estate deals.

February 22, 2013

St. Paul

Downtown St. Paul's Latest Crossroads

Macy’s has closed and Lawson might leave, but the Saints ballpark, light rail, and residential projects are underway. The CBD looks ready to reinvent itself.

February 22, 2013

Money Managers’ Minnesota Stock Picks For 2013

Why Polaris, Donaldson, ProtoLabs, and Northern Oil & Gas are worth watching.

February 22, 2013

Steve Arndt

Cos. Contest B-to-B Tax; WI Lawmaker Tries Luring Them

A proposed expansion of taxes to business services could cause some local businesses to cut jobs or relocate; meanwhile, a Wisconsin lawmaker is trying to lure disgruntled companies across the border.

February 07, 2013

Scott Walker

MN Mirrors Nat'l Trend Of Declining Union Membership

Earlier this month, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker scored a major victory when a federal appeals court upheld a state law.

January 30, 2013

Miinome

Miinome Wants To Help You Market Your DNA

Designs on your genes.

January 30, 2013

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