Executive Editor

Adam Platt

Adam Platt is executive editor at Twin Cities Business magazine, a position he has held since 2011.

Phone: 612-336-9275

Adam Platt is executive editor at Twin Cities Business magazine, a position he has held since 2011. He assigns, edits, and writes features stories, concepts and edits our Starters section, and helps set the overall editorial course for the magazine while ensuring copy is flowing as it should. A seasoned journalist-turned-editor, he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, became a staff writer and media critic for the Twin Cities Reader, moved on to become editor of Casino Executive, and then joined Mpls.St.Paul magazine in 1998, where he served as executive editor until joining TCB.

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Too Many Inputs

Too Many Inputs

Let’s be frank: No one understands what’s happening in the labor markets right now. It’s unnerving to hear experts and pseudo-experts on CNBC and elsewhere projecting authority while uttering disconnected
SWLRT to Drain Second Contingency Fund

SWLRT to Drain Second Contingency Fund

It’s not clear what Donald Trump’s Federal Transit Administration knew about Southwest Light Rail’s construction trajectory when it required the Met Council to double the project’s contingency budget from $203
Southwest LRT’s Rocky Mess

Southwest LRT’s Rocky Mess

If you want to understand why Southwest Light Rail is likely delayed several years beyond its last anticipated opening date, make a visit to Park Siding, an obscure park on
Public Jobs, Private Mentality

Public Jobs, Private Mentality

Over the next two months, large employers will finish formulating, communicating, and executing plans for post-Covid return to work. For downtown Minneapolis—currently 70 percent below its normal level of worker
Back to the Office!

Back to the Office!

TCB already publishes a column called “Open Letter,” so this is not an open letter, but perhaps consider it an email. Marked urgent. It is a message to Minneapolis’ corporate
The Problem with Prophets

The Problem with Prophets

In the last year, I’ve edited and read more copy than a person should that foresaw the end of the office, a permanent change in all work. And boy, it
Can WCCO Make It in its Second Century?

Can WCCO Make It in its Second Century?

Editor’s Note: Since this article went to press on March 29, there have been several developments: • WCCO Radio parent Entercom Communications announced a corporate rebranding as Audacy Inc. Audacy.com
Too Many Twin Cities Hotels?

Too Many Twin Cities Hotels?

It’s no surprise that the local hotel scene has suffered in the pandemic. Every hotel ecosystem in the country has. But the Twin Cities had the distinction of the worst
The Twins Plan for Fans

The Twins Plan for Fans

In the office suite at 1 Twins Way (and in various home offices), Minnesota Twins staffers are feverishly redistributing season ticket holders around the ballpark to accommodate Covid-19 strictures. The
Business as Usual?

Business as Usual?

In this issue we present a fascinating article about the state of Minnesota’s hospitals. It’s a story about hospital capacity and the response to the pandemic, but it is, in
In Person?

In Person?

Budget season is coming to an end for most of us; it involved a lot more guesswork than usual, I’m sure. 2021 is the ultimate black box of black boxes,
No Huddle Sundays

No Huddle Sundays

One Sunday morning in the late 1970s, Dave Mona performed a live audition of sorts for a 25-minute radio show built around sports columnist Sid Hartman, because ’CCO farm director
Doubleheader: Saints/Twins Ally

Doubleheader: Saints/Twins Ally

When the St. Paul Saints moved to CHS Field, the team’s Co-Founder and Chairman Marv Goldklang noticed something different about their games. “At Midway [Stadium] by the seventh inning people