Associate Editor

Tess Allen

Tess Allen is associate editor.

Phone: 612-336-9294

Tess Allen joined the Twin Cities Business team in January 2019 after interning with its sister publications, Delta Sky and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. As associate editor, she oversees special sections and supplements, covers entrepreneurship and local startups, and helps manage the monthly print magazine. Prior to diving into the magazine world, she interned with several business startups and nonprofit organizations. Tess is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism.

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Does Unemployment Drive New Business?

Does Unemployment Drive New Business?

It might seem surprising that a year with a global pandemic would become the one with most new business filings (data includes all categories of business filings, from reservations of
Nominate Notable Leaders in Higher Education 2021

Nominate Notable Leaders in Higher Education 2021

Notable Leaders in Higher Education profiles higher education professionals who have shown the ability to effect change, demonstrated a willingness to share expertise, and are committed to working toward solutions that improve the education system and/or students' lives. Candidates must work in higher education in Minnesota.
Target Field: What To Know If You Go

Target Field: What To Know If You Go

As the Minnesota Twins prepare for a regular 2021 Major League Baseball season with a return to the standard 162-game slate, they’re enacting a slew of changes to keep fans
The Tech 20 List: 2021

The Tech 20 List: 2021

Try to imagine the past year without WiFi. Without Zoom and Slack. Without the ability to visit a doctor virtually or transfer documents through the cloud. While the Covid-19 pandemic
Flush with Opportunity

Flush with Opportunity

For many industries 2020 was a crappy year. And for the portable sanitation industry, with potties so ubiquitous at events and gatherings, a pandemic would have intuitively portended lots of
Maneuver to Mobile

Maneuver to Mobile

What do you do when a global pandemic rocks your business, causing shutdowns and limiting the number of customers you can serve? You hit the road. Minneapolis mobile business manufacturer