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Published Thursday, April 13, 2017
Are you wondering how to take your first foray into exporting? Or are you a seasoned exporter who is in need of information? We’re in no short supply of organizations and groups that can help you with all of your export needs. Go to this link to find the resources to help you export.
Published Thursday, April 6, 2017
Many companies decide to start exporting when a U.S. customer asks them to ship products to their facility overseas or they receive an inquiry from a potential distributor or foreign customer. Knowing the flow and getting help along the way can give you the confidence you need to get that first international sale. Check out these steps to success.
Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Greater MSP region is home to great companies that are getting some well-deserved recognition. Our region's 3M, Ecolab, Target, Thrivent and U.S. Bank made the Ethisphere World's Most Ethical Companies list. Since 2007, Ethisphere has honored those companies who recognize their role in society to influence and drive positive change in the business more»
Published Thursday, March 9, 2017
Check out our latest brochure -- Follow Your Fork to Minnesota -- The Natural Destination for Food Entrepreneurs. It offers great data about our food scene. HQ's thrive here. #1 in food scientists. Top ag school. And much more information!
Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Minnesota was named one of the top five states in a U.S. News report. Here's an excerpt from the report about our strong economy: In 2015, Minnesota had the second-highest labor force participation in the U.S., with health care accounting for the largest percentage of employment. The Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit organization with hospitals and research more»
Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
GREATER MSP Business Retention & Expansion Manager Megan Barnett-Livgard and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Peter Frosch both were named recently as DCI's 40 under 40 honorees during the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit in Jacksonville, Fla. This was a carefully selected group of young leaders within the economic more»
Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, recently named GREATER MSP Director of Business Investment Gene Goddard to the 2017 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleagues in more»
Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016

U.S. Bank has announced plans to build a $250 million data center in Chaska that will eventually employ 18 workers.

The bank will partner with Dallas-based Stream Data Centers on the 56,000-square-foot facility, which should take one year to build.

"The thing that we like is that these are higher-skill jobs, and the chances are that those workers might end up moving out here in time," said Mark Windschitl, mayor of Chaska, a southwest metro city in Carver County.

"The biggest thing is we have our own power company, and the data center will be a big power user," Windschitl said, so the city will benefit from electricity revenue as well as from property taxes.

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