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How Minnesota Ranks

Business climate. Workforce. Innovation. Infrastructure. Quality of life.
Minnesota consistently ranks at or near the top of all the factors important to business success.

#1
Five Year Business Survival Rate
#1
Fortune 500 Companies Per Capita
#2
Best Overall State in America
#2
Best State for Economic Opportunity

Dynamic Innovation Ecosystem

Businesses of the future are the startups of today. Our established businesses in Minnesota need a robust innovation ecosystem to provide the ideas and talent to continue to be global leaders.

#1
Medical Device Patents Per Capita
#1
Health Technology Cluster in the World
#4
Food Products Patents Per Capita
#6
Patents Per Capita

World-class Infrastructure

Whether you’re shipping goods on a barge down the Mississippi, running your business out of your tractor or shipping products around the world – we are your access point.

Best
Airport 4 Years in a Row
#1
Port in North America (Duluth)
#1
In the Midwest for Energy Efficiency
#2
On Time Airport in the World

Global Talent Market

When you have a business in Minnesota, you have access to the highest caliber of talent, a workforce that is ready to discover new solutions to the world’s most complex problems.

#1
ACT State Score
#2
Labor Force Participation Rate for Women
#3
Percent Population with High School Degree
#3
Best State for Community Colleges

Amazing Quality of Life

We’re a state of mind filled with adventure, culture and curiosity. And we’re a state of opportunity, committed to building what matters and making the world a better place for everyone.

Best
State to Raise a Family
Least
Stressed State
#1
in Voter Participation
#2
Best State for Working Moms and Dads
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