MINNESOTA WORKS.

Welcome to Minnesota. A state unlike any other. The only state where the giants are jolly and green, the princes are purple, and the companies are blue chip. Our business sector is as diverse as they come, and we’ve got so much room to grow.

The future is bright for Minnesota business.

MINNESOTA BUSINESS

From tax breaks to grants and loans, a wide variety of incentives and financial assistance is available to help companies start, expand and relocate to Minnesota.

HOME TO 16 FORTUNE 500 Headquarters

  • 3rd in Best-Run States in America (24/7 Wall St., 2019)

  • 7th in Technology and Innovation (CNBC, 2019)

1st IN FORTUNE 500 Companies per Capita (Fortune, 2020)

  • 7th Top State for Business (CNBC, 2019)

3rd BEST STATE Overall (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

  • 10th Best Economy (24/7 Wall Street, 2019)

  • 12th Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

  • 3rd in Best-Run States in America (24/7 Wall St., 2019)

  • 7th in Technology and Innovation (CNBC, 2019)

  • 7th Top State for Business (CNBC, 2019)

  • 10th Best Economy (24/7 Wall Street, 2019)

  • 12th Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

MINNESOTA’S WORKFORCE

Minnesotans like to work; it’s just who we are. We have a skilled, healthy, productive labor force, and we rank at or near the top in labor force participation.

WE ARE HAPPY

3RD HAPPIEST STATE IN THE NATION (WalletHub, 2019)

WE LIKE TO LEARN 41% of the population has a Bachelor’s degree or higher (Business Industry)

WE LIKE TO DO GOOD 2nd in Volunteerism (WalletHub, 2019)

WE LIKE TO STAY HEALTHY 7TH Healthiest State (America’s Health Rankings, United Health Foundation, 2019)

2ND BEST STATE FOR WOMEN (WalletHub, 2020)

4TH IN TOTAL LABOR FORCE Participation (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019)

7TH IN LABOR SUPPLY (Forbes, 2019)

Our Work Environment is Pretty Bright

  • 2nd Best State for Working Parents (WalletHub, 2020)

  • 2nd in Labor Force Participation Rate for Women (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019)

  • 7th Amongst Most Populous Areas in Remote Working (Chmura Economic and Analytics, 2020)

  • Low Average Commute Time

MINNESOTA’S INFRASTRUCTURE

A strong business sector depends on solid infrastructure, and we’ve got it all.

#1 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 4 Years in a Row

LARGEST INLAND FRESHWATER PORT in America

MOST INLAND SEAPORT in North America

  • 3rd Most On-Time Airport Worldwide - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, major airports category (OAG Aviation Group, Punctuality League 2019 Report)

  • Top 5 Ports in Environmental Leadership – Port of Duluth (Green Marine Evaluation, 2019)

  • 6th in Infrastructure (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

WE WELCOME YOU

TO EXPLORE DOING BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA.

DOWNLOAD OUR FACT SHEETS AND WATCH OUR VIDEOS