State Dedicates Millions of Dollars Toward Supporting People with Disabilities

As one state department will fund efforts to help people with disabilities overcome work and life challenges, two other departments will fund public water infrastructure, and food and agriculture projects.

New Study Identifies Hiring Bias Against Individuals with Disabilities

University of St. Thomas business school graduate students examined barriers for people with disabilities face in gaining employment.

Re-envisioning Rochester

A special report on how the city is building its future as a global health and wellness destination.

University of Minnesota Extension Offers Insight Into the State’s Modern Rural Economy

As the rural economy has evolved, so too has the University of Minnesota Extension, the public agency charged with “extending” the university’s expertise and knowledge into every corner of the state.

Minnesota Adds 6,600 Jobs in June, Resulting in Highest Job Numbers in State History

Records show the state has gained 2.9 million jobs.

State Awards $19M in Grants to Redevelop Greater MN Commercial Buildings, Housing

Brainerd, Willmar and Warroad are among the cities set to benefit from the grants, which come from a federally-funded program to help small communities rebuild.

CNBC Ranks Minnesota 6th on 'Top States for Business' Survey

The state has slid consistently over the years from its first place ranking in 2015.

Supply Chain Software Startup Inspectorio Raises $10M from Target, Ecolab, Other Investors

Two years after participating in the business growth program, Minneapolis-based quality control and monitoring software company Inspectorio attracts top companies in fundraising round.

How a Small Town Near MN’s Western Edge is Leveraging Its Proximity to Fargo-Moorhead to Grow

Since 2000, Barnesville has been attracting new residents at a steady pace, growing 18 percent to today's population of about 2,500. Many have easy commutes to jobs in Fargo-Moorhead, just 25 miles away.

A Record High Number of MN Workers Have Been Affected by Mass Layoffs So Far in 2018

State data shows the more than 6,000 employees laid off in the first five months of the year surpassed those affected in the same period of 2015, 2016, 2017, and all of 2014.

Smartphone App Now Allows Minnesotans to Play the Powerball, State Lottery

Minnesota joins New York as just the second location for the Jackpocket app.

Five Small Businesses Receive State Grants for Job-Creating Expansion Plans

The five businesses across Minnesota will use a total of $706,000 in state funding to help grow their companies, with a collective commitment to consequently add 131 total jobs.

With May Job Additions, Minnesota Reaches Lowest Unemployment Rate Since Mid-2000

The more than 10,000 jobs added throughout the state in May brought the unemployment rate to a milestone mark of 3.1 percent.

Labor Shortage is Hurting Minnesota’s Employment Growth

The state has added only 1,900 jobs in first four months of 2018.

Minnesota Adds Two New Entries to Fortune 500, But Loses One

Nineteen companies from the North Star State now populate the annual list ranking businesses by revenue.

Minnesota Loses 3,200 Jobs in April

The unemployment rate was stagnant, remaining at 3.2 percent for the third consecutive month.

Peavey Plaza’s $10M Upgrade is Underway in Downtown Minneapolis

On the heels of Nicollet Mall’s restoration, the 45-year-old plaza outside Orchestra Hall is next in line for a much-needed renovation.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Introduces $50M Affordable Housing Plan

The ambitious proposal aims to increase affordable housing options, but coming up with the dollars will be a challenge.

Twin Cities Tourism Tops Itself Again, Study Finds

The Meet Minneapolis-issued report found the numbers of visitors increased for the second straight year, as spending also hit a record high.

Why Minnesota Couldn’t Land Amazon’s HQ2: Not Enough Tech Talent

Labor shortage knocked the state out of consideration.

Business Optimism Still Strong But Concerns Are Growing

Chief among them: finding and keeping good talent, and intensifying trade conflicts

Four Minnesota Companies with Expansion Plans Receive State Grants

The more than $560,000 in grants will aid expansion projects for businesses in four different cities throughout the state and create 49 jobs.

How Mankato Came to Be Minnesota's Hottest Economic Region

A special report on how the city's growing economy is attracting businesses at the fastest rate in decades.

ZipRecruiter Names Twin Cities Best Place to Find Small Business Jobs

Survey finds most job seekers would prefer to work at small to medium-sized businesses, and certain markets have less competition for such positions.

Duluth Gets National Spotlight on CBS and a New Book

Bent Paddle Brewing Company, Epicurean and Loll Designs were among the businesses interviewed for a CBS Sunday Morning segment airing this coming weekend.

Minnesota Adds 2,900 Jobs in March

Top sectors for job gains include trade, transportation and utilities, as well as manufacturing.

Report Ranks State 4th in Nation for Industry Growth

Swyft Filings’ report on year-over-year growth of 18 major industries across the U.S. revealed positive trends for the state.

Candle, Fragrance Maker Illume Relocating HQ to Maple Grove, Creating 85 Jobs

The company’s move will consolidate its operations under one roof, while creating the need for 85 more workers within the next two years.

The Bemidji State Bump: How One Small-Town University Buoys the Local Economy

Bemidji benefits not only from the money BSU pumps into the local economy but also from its cultural impact, which includes plays and concerts, athletic events, workshops and speeches.

The Super Bowl Pregame that Wasn't

Hopes of turning the weekend prior to the big game into a major visitor magnet were not realized.

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