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Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The state has a long history of medical innovation, from bone-marrow transplants to the implantable pacemaker. As Minnesota’s reputation for medical breakthroughs has grown, so have the number of medical companies, research projects, health professionals, and investors coming to the state. It provides the perfect location for investors looking to 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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Published Friday, December 2, 2016
This new 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. Click here for the report.
Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Nature's Way, a U.S. based subsidiary of Schwabe Group, has announced a relocation and expansion of their marketing and sales office from Provo, UT to Minneapolis that will bring $500,000 of capital investment and 30 new jobs to the region. GREATER MSP worked closely with the City of Minneapolis, State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and CBRE on this project.

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Published Monday, March 30, 2015
Leading up to the Great Recession in 2007, 79.9 percent of people ages 25 to 54 in the United States had a job. In 2014, more than five years after the recession ended, only 76.7 percent of people in that age group were working. The difference between the rates in 2007 and 2014—a decrease of 3.2 percentage points in the employment-to-population more»
Published Thursday, November 20, 2014
It’s the age of the young entrepreneur: In the past decade, more millennials are taking the path of entrepreneurship. With many young entrepreneurs hoping to become the next Mark Zuckerberg, almost 160,000 startups were launched every month in 2011, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. But an entrepreneur, especially a more»

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