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New rankings put Minnesota 3rd for best healthcare when comparing cost, access and outcomes

Nov. 23, 2021 – Route Fifty
"Massachusetts ranks as the best state for health care while Alabama ranks as the worst, according to a report by WalletHub…" Minnesota was 3rd best..."

Minnesota brands made the top 100 on YouGov’s list of the most popular brands

Nov. 2021 – YouGov America
"…Minnesota brands Pillsbury, Planters, Betty Crocker, Land O’Lakes, Cheerios, Dairy Queen and General Mills all made the top 100 on YouGov’s list of the most popular brands..."

Minnesota based companies listed on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list

Nov. 2021 – Deloitte
"…Minnesota based companies Branch, Arctic Wolf and Inspire Medical Systems listed on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list..."

Minnesota Twins Accelerator announces inaugural cohort

Nov. 8, 2021 – Minne Inno
"… The cohort of companies all address technology, sports and entertainment and were selected from over 120 applicants. Of the 10 participating companies, five were founded by individuals from historically marginalized groups..."

Small Minnesota company goes big with blue light protection

Nov. 7, 2021 – Star Tribune
"… Eden Prairie-based Eyesafe sees growth in demand for its blue light protection products …"

When I Work Lands $200M Investment

Nov. 2, 2021 – Twin Cities Business
"The company says it will use the money to expand its scheduling software products and target “opportunistic acquisitions."

A Look at Deluxe Corp.'s New Downtown HQ

Oct. 28, 2021 – Twin Cities Business
Last week, the longtime check-printing company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 94,000-square-foot space in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. With no fixed workspaces or assigned seating, the office looks more like a coworking space than a traditional workplace.

3M Finesse-it Robotic Paint Repair System Earns SURCAR Award

Oct. 28, 2021 – PR Newswire
"3M™ is again setting the standard for the future of automated paint repair. The team behind the 3M™ Finesse-it™ Robotic Paint Repair System has been awarded one of the industry's most prestigious honors for its groundbreaking innovation..."

Gwoop raises $1.8M to build esports training platform for gamers

Oct. 26, 2021 – Minne Inno
"...an Edina-based startup is vying to be a ‘gym’ for the growing contingent of competitive esports players..."

ShrimpWorks poised to revolutionize shrimp processing business

Oct. 24, 2021 – West Central Tribune
"… The automated platform has the potential to dramatically change how fresh shrimp are processed here in west central Minnesota's burgeoning shrimp industry and in countries around the world..."

CIBO Technologies lands $30M in Series C financing

Oct. 22, 2021 – Twin Cities Business
"Agtech startup’s largest office is in St. Louis Park..."

$440M OSB facility nears construction in Cohasset

Oct. 12, 2021 – Finance & Commerce
"A Georgia-based wood products provider is nearing construction of a $440 million oriented strand board manufacturing facility that will serve the state’s building industry and bring hundreds of jobs to Cohasset …"

More people are launching small businesses. Here are the best places to start.

Oct. 12, 2021 – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
"Minneapolis ranked 6th in the LendingTree ranking at https://bit.ly/3DyDi9f."

Puris doubles production capacity by retrofitting dairy plant

Oct. 12, 2021 – Minne Inno
"Puris announced Tuesday that its new production facility in Dawson, Minnesota, is now open...”

Miromatrix Implants Bioengineered Livers into Pigs

Oct. 7, 2021 – Twin Cities Business
"Eden Prairie-based medtech firm Miromatrix Medical Inc. says it’s one step closer to implanting bioengineered livers into human patients..."

Meet the Twin Cities' up-and-coming pioneers

Oct. 1, 2021 – Minne Inno
"Minnesota’s startup scene is growing faster than ever....None of this success would be possible without the young startup and tech leaders that push the industry forward every day..."

The best places to have babies

Sept. 30, 2021 – New York Times
"Minnesota ranked 2nd in the WalletHub ranking mentioned in the article."

Minnesota snags 'B' grade for fiscal health

Sept. 28, 2021 – The Center Square
"A financial watchdog ranked Minnesota 11th in the nation on the state for its current fiscal health. The Financial State of the States report found that Minnesota is only one of 11 states with enough money to pay its bills."

Minnesota is the 3rd best state to move to in the U.S.

Sept. 24, 2021 – Bring Me the News
People looking to move to a new state can't get much better than Minnesota.

St. Paul entrepreneur wins award for self-cleaning clothing

Sept. 23, 2021 – Pioneer Press
"St. Paul entrepreneur Wenceslaus Muenyi won $200,000 in the Meda Million Dollar Challenge, a competition for minority-owned businesses…"

Cryosa raises $21.5M to develop sleep-apnea treatment

Sept. 23, 2021 – Minne Inno
"The Arden Hills-based company is working on a minimally invasive therapy for OSA that doesn't require daily patient compliance…"

Minnesota winners in Meda Million Dollar Challenge

Sept. 22, 2021 – Star Tribune
"Minnesota companies HercLeon and Seraph 7 Studios among five winners that divided $1.2 million prize in Meda Million Dollar Challenge..."

Arthur Ventures raises $375M for two latest funds

Sept. 21, 2021 – Minne Inno
"The firm's strategy remains the same, to focus on early-stage B2B tech companies outside of Silicon Valley. This is Minneapolis-based Arthur's fourth core fund..."

Marcia Page launches firm to invest in women, diverse talent

Sept. 20, 2021 – Minne Inno
"MPowered Capital will operate as an independently managed investment firm and is being developed in collaboration with Minneapolis-based Värde…"

Minnetronix, medical device maker, expands in St. Paul

Sept. 20, 2021 – Pioneer Press
"Over the past year, Minnetronix has brought on 75 new workers – roughly half of them engineers…"

Chromatic 3D Materials closes in on a $5 million capital infusion

Sept. 19, 2021 – Star Tribune
"[CEO Cora] Leibig expects to double the size of her organization to about 25, including several in Germany, and hit annual revenue of $3 million by 2023…"

Datasite expanding at rapid pace

Sept. 16, 2021 – Minne Inno
"Of Datasite's 900 employees globally, 400 work out of its new headquarters in downtown Minneapolis' Baker Center."

Chanhassen 'best place to live in U.S.,' 2 other Minnesota cities in top 40

Sept. 15, 2021 – Bring Me the News
"Woodbury at No. 29, Rosemount just behind at No. 32…" Money’s "Best places to live 2021".

Sentera raises $25 million, will move to St. Paul

June 9, 2021 – Star Tribune
“… The company's latest infusion of venture capital was led by Canada's Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec …”

AI firm Lucy raises $3 million

June 1, 2021 – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
“… The Minneapolis-based firm has 28 employees now, a number [CEO Dan] Mallin expects to double by the end of 2021 with the funding …”

Soona’s expansion adds 60 workers

May 31, 2021 – Star Tribune
“… The 60 new positions in Minneapolis will be a variety of creative roles, namely designers, photographers and videographers, but also entry level …”

Bright Health files for initial public offering

May 19, 2021 – Minne Inno
“… Minneapolis-based health insurance company to offer its stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker BHG …”

Sezzle eyes U.S. IPO

May 11, 2021 – Twin Cities Business
“The Minneapolis fintech company went public in Australia nearly two years ago …”

NetSPI raises $90 million

May 12, 2021 – Star Tribune
“… The new capital will help the 225-employee software firm develop & improve products, add clients & hire more people …”

Mayo Clinic to create ‘future of medicine’

April 28, 2021 – Post Bulletin
“Mayo Clinic designed the $120 million Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building to serve as a ‘window’ into its research …”

Yardstik helps companies with the gig economy

April 25, 2021 – Star Tribune
“The startup, launched as the lockdown began, has grown to 22 employees, and plans to double that …”

Companies plan expansion, job growth

April 23, 2021 – CCX Media
“Two companies planning to grow jobs in Plymouth. Calif.-based Silk Road Medical plans to lease a facility & create nearly 70 jobs..."

Doosan Bobcat opens $26 million factory expansion

April 22, 2021 – Star Tribune
“… Doosan Bobcat has completed a major expansion of its Litchfield plant and is now looking to hire 160 additional workers …”

‘This is the start of something big’

April 21, 2021 – Albert Lea Tribune
“… Vortex Cold Storage is investing over $30 million into the project and will create up to 26 jobs …”

Cogent Communications signs T5@Minneapolis

April 14, 2021 – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
“...In what could be one of the biggest data center deals of the past year, the internet giant moved its downtown Minneapolis..."

Sick, Inc. plans $100 million campus

April 12, 2021 – Star Tribune
“German sensor maker Sick Inc. will break ground in June on a $100 million technology campus in Bloomington ..."

SunOpta to open Eden Prairie headquarters

April 5, 2021 – Star Tribune
“… Plant-based food ingredients maker will double its space that will include offices and a research & development center …”

Chasing a peas prize

March 25, 2021 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
“… Puris relocated its headquarters to Minneapolis in 2016 to be closer to its pea protein plants in Turtle Lake, Wis., and Dawson, Minn. …”

Kalera will grow millions of heads of lettuce indoors

March 15, 2021 – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
“… Orlando-based Kalera is opening its latest vertical farm in St. Paul. The facility will also generate approximately 70 jobs …”

Nu-Tek plans $35-40M plant

March 10, 2021 – Finance & Commerce
Facility should be completed in 2022. “… Austin officials said they will bring 35 jobs to the city with average wages of $25 to $27…"

Arctic Wolf: employee-focused –and growing

Feb. 27, 2021 – Star Tribune
“… [Arctic Wolf President Nick Schneider:] ‘The Twin Cities are home to an incredible wealth of talent. The region is…”
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