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A survey report published in June by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis showed that Minnesota's business services firms were optimistic about the economy for the coming year. Such firms include engineers, accountants, and computer consultants. Read More
When the flooding of late 2010 hit State Highway 169 near Mankato, it affected more than motorists. It affected business. Almost half of Minnesota's corn, soybean, and ethanol production takes place in the area serviced by that highway. Thanks in part to a $9.8 million grant by the U.S. Read More
For many people, renting an apartment makes more sense than other living arrangements. That's one message from a recent campaign by the National Apartment Association and the National Multi Housing Council. Read More


Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

This year could top all others in terms of new business creation in Minnesota. The best year on record so far is 2009, when the state recorded 63,338 new business filings. But this year, with strong numbers like 5,519 in January and 5,548 in April, the state could get close to 64,000. Read More
Just 48.5 percent of the businesses started in Minnesota in 2007 were still around in 2012. Nearly 40 percent closed in the first two years. That's according to research by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the U.S. Read More