Regional Information

Twin Cities

For companies scouting locations to startup, expand or relocate, The Twin Cities metropolitan area offers a skilled workforce, excellent state and local support, and a business climate ideal for turning dreams into growth and profits.

Get more details by selecting the links below to view, download or print these magazine-length reports.

Why the Twin Cities
Provides a snapshot of the Twin Cities region, with brief overviews on workforce, education systems, business climate and quality of life. (8 pages)

Why The Greater MSP Region? Minneapolis-St. Paul  
Provides a detailed look at workforce, education, logistics, transportation, business costs, utilities, state and local business assistance, and quality of life in the 13 counties that make up the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan region. (28 pages)

Economic Overview and Industry Strengths of Minneapolis-St. Paul  
Provides overviews of the general economy, the real estate market, and the metro area's major industries: bioscience and medical technology; finance and insurance; advanced manufacturing; renewable energy; food manufacturing; and information technology. (28 pages)


Why Minnesota - Northeast Region

A unique mix of natural resources and human ingenuity. Mining. Timber. Aviation. Engineering. Information Technology. Manufacturing. All of it wrapped in the breathtaking splendor of Minnesota's northwoods.


Why Minnesota - Northwest Region

Agriculture. Manufacturing. And the perfect setting for companies looking to tap into the oil boom in neighboring North Dakota.


Why Minnesota - Southeast Region

An agriculture and health care powerhouse, the southeast region is home to the Mayo Clinic and several of the state's most well-know food and high-tech companies.


Why Minnesota - Southwest Region

A national leader in agricultural production, renewable energy and high-tech manufacturing.


Why Minnesota - Central Region

What do you call a region with the largest freezer manufacturing plant in the world? Cool.