Every year at this time, TCB’s editors and correspondents sit around a big table and ponder who will have the biggest impact on the region’s economy and corporate community in the coming year. Then we whittle the list down to roughly 100 names and group them into categories with an eye to creating a timely “Who’s Who” of Minnesota business and public policy that also serves as a “little black book” of the influencers, thought leaders and key players likely to be making news or driving change in the year ahead.
Leaders or influencers new to a role, whose early efforts will be closely watched by the business community.
Leaders whose organizations are at a critical juncture and whose choices
in the coming year will have a decisive role in future success.
Respected figures of influence, known for longstanding effort and results.
Trailblazers and innovators with
a revolutionary role in a company or industry.
Longstanding power players; competence personified.