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Video: Visionaries Paint Picture of MSP Region

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Wednesday, November 30, 2016
We asked local visionaries to speak about what they see in the region as well as their vision for the future. What did they say about MSP? "A growing sense of what's possible." "Beautiful." Find out more Click here to watch MSP Visionaries such as ...

New Report Geared to Employers: MAKE IT. MSP. INSIGHTS -- TALENT IN THE MINNEAPOLIS SAINT PAUL REGION

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Monday, November 21, 2016
This new MAKE IT. MSP. INSIGHTS report (click here for the report) will identify the region's key talent issues and opportunities and will suggest ways in which employers can support this region's efforts to maintain its top competitive advantage. ...

International Economic Development Council Honors GREATER MSP

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Monday, October 31, 2016
GREATER MSP won two awards at the International Economic Development Council Annual Conference in Cleveland this fall. For more details, view the press releases: Excellence in Economic Development Award Award for Improving Perceptions

Hundreds Gather for Make It. MSP. Summit

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Make It. MSP. regional talent attraction & retention initiative has turned 1. Leaders from around the region gathered Oct. 10 for the Make It. MSP. Summit. These leaders came together to report progress and share learning from the first year ...

Ryder Cup Fans: Fun Facts about the Greater MSP Region

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Friday, September 30, 2016
Golf fans from all over the world are discovering the Greater MSP region during the 2016 Ryder Cup. The state has been #1 for golfers per capita in the country. There's a lot more to know about our region's strong story. Other facts: ...

GREATER MSP certified as Accredited Economic Development Organization

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Thursday, September 1, 2016
The International Economic Development Council recently certified GREATER MSP as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). What the AEDO certification says to a community is that the organization is a leading authority on ...

Why GREATER MSP is on Minnesota Orchestra European Tour

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Minnesota Orchestra has been on tour this week in Finland, Holland, Denmark, and Scotland. Showcasing a regional asset like the orchestra is a great opportunity for GREATER MSP to share the region's strong business story abroad. We are hosting ...

The Ford Site: 135 Acres of Opportunity

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Thursday, August 18, 2016
Downtown St. Paul Skyline
Calling developers. The former home of a Ford Motor Co. plant is now prime for a 21st Century Development. The Ford Site is located in the midst of the thriving business district of Highland Village, and in the highly-desired Highland Park ...

#MSPExports: Great resources available and facts about our market

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Friday, July 29, 2016
Since 95 percent of the world's consumers live outside the U.S., exports are an important business strategy. Our region is making strides, as the 15th largest export market in the U.S. with over 5,400 metro area exporters. Of those, 88 percent ...

Smart Growth America Names Minneapolis to Top Six Cities List

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Thursday, June 30, 2016
Great neighborhoods set us apart — but don't take our word for it Everyone who lives in the Greater MSP region knows that our quality of life including walk-able neighborhoods, transit and beautiful parks and trails are what set us apart ...

Introducing the Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership officially launched with a vision that this region will be the global leader in manufacturing of medical technology in order to meet the world's changing needs. The lunchtime launch event at CHS ...

Greater MSP Feeds The World! The World's Leading Food and Nutrition Hub!

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Thursday, April 14, 2016
The Greater MSP region truly stands alone in being a leading commodity producer and corporate hub for some of the largest health and nutrition companies in the world. It's home to six of the world’s top food & agriculture companies, ...

Greater MSP Region Expanding Tech Workforce

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Friday, March 25, 2016
MSP had been recognized as one of the hottest tech markets in the country. Great companies doing interesting work make it a magnet for tech talent and tech companies. The Greater Minneapolis Saint Paul region will take another step toward ...

Tech Cities Conference Highlights Next Silicon Valley -- Here!

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Thursday, February 25, 2016
Tech is the talk of this conference Feb. 26 with speakers from companies such as SPS Commerce, Vidku, General Mills, Target and Microsoft. The half-day conference at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota highlights our ...

IT'S TECHIER HERE! Greater MSP is code for "opportunity"

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Huffington Post Names Minneapolis to Top 10 Cities for Techies

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Friday, January 29, 2016
Where should techies live? The Greater Minneapolis Saint Paul region. Don't take our word for it! The Huffington Post and DataFox this week recognized our region for being a great location for techies. Jobs, affordability and the presence of ...

Brookings Blog Calls Out Greater MSP's Medtech, HQs Strengths

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Brookings Blog: Metro areas target true global specializations to accelerate foreign investment Economic development organizations often talk of competing for foreign direct investment. But arguably, the best form of FDI requires little competition ...

Check out our latest videos!

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Friday, November 20, 2015

Introducing the Make It. MSP. Talent Initiative

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Monday, October 26, 2015
Make It. MSP. is a collaboration involving dozens of companies, cities, universities and nonprofits to retain and attract talented people in our region. Make It. MSP. is how this community is coming together to take action on an issue that is ...

Operon's National Blog Highlights Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership's Federal Designation

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Advanced manufacturing is a driving industry in a number of states across the country. The following is the second in a series of special features as Operon takes a look at leaders from chambers of commerce and economic development groups, examining ...

Former Medtronic CEO Bill George Lauds Greater MSP Business Execs in Star Tribune

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
According to former Medtronic CEO Bill George in a recent (Minneapolis) Star Tribune column: Minneapolis-St. Paul has been blessed with the finest business leaders in the nation. They are ethical, mission-driven, values-centered and committed to ...

Jobs Spur Building of Thousands of Luxury Apartments

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Monday, August 31, 2015
Strong Greater MSP Economy, Job Market Spurs Developers to Build Thousands of Luxury Apartments in Urban Neighborhoods The Star Tribune reported last month that competition for Minneapolis Saint Paul rentals is still tight, despite 10,000 ...

Forbes: Minnesota #1 Fastest Growing State for Tech Jobs

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The growth here in tech jobs, at 8.36 percent, is the fastest-growing in the nation, according to Forbes. Why is Minnesota #1? The number of headquarters like UnitedHealth Group, General Mills, 3M, U.S. Bancorp and Target is one reason, ...

Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership Receives Federal Designation

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership received an important designation under the Obama Administration’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) ...

CNBC: Minnesota is Top State for Business

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Wednesday, July 1, 2015
CNBC recently ranked Minnesota as the top state for business. Our state ranked #1 based on consideration of 10 factors that included workforce, quality of life and taxes. Learn more in this video.

Brookings Institution: To drive the economy, MSP looks to the dashboard

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Brookings Institution blogs about the new MSP Regional Indicators Dashboard. "Many cities struggle with regional coordination," the blog says. "Leaders in greater Minneapolis-St. Paul made a different bet: Agree on the end game, and regional alignment will follow."

Regional Partnership Announces MSP Regional Indicators Dashboard

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Tuesday, June 9, 2015
A new MSP Regional Indicators Dashboard will better track our region's economic competitiveness and build a path toward the future. The regional indicators dashboard is a set of shared metrics that will track the region’s overall success ...

Why is Minneapolis growing almost five times faster than Chicago?

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Tuesday, May 12, 2015
This report from the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago offers these takeaways: After analyzing a host of indicators and trends, the key difference is that Minneapolis has maintained a strong economy, far outpacing Chicago and other cities ...

Introducing the MSP Trade & Investment Plan

Posted by: David Griggs, GREATER MSP on Friday, April 17, 2015
We are entering a time of enormous change and potential economic growth. We are seeing a growth of the middle class outside the US in a way that we have never seen before. Consider that 79% of the world’s economic growth will happen outside ...

Knight Grants Will Help Region Attract, Retain Talented Workers

Posted by: GREATER MSP on Thursday, April 9, 2015
4Play, a once-each-season regional day of recreation, has won a $117,000 Knight Cities Challenge grant. 4Play was proposed by The Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership (GREATER MSP) to change the way people perceive ...

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