Why Minnesota Fact Sheets

Why is Minnesota a great place to live, work and do business? There are too many factors to count. But these fact sheets are a good start.

Minnesota at a Glance
History, geography, education, population, economy, business and industry. Lots of fast facts at your fingertips.

Why Minnesota - Education
From K-12 test scores and high school graduation rates to college campuses and advanced degrees, Minnesota's education system is among the nation's best.

Why Minnesota - Workforce
Educated. Innovative. Known the nation over for a legendary work ethic. No one tops our workers. 

Why Minnesota - Quality of Life
Wild life. Night life. Arts. Culture. And water, water everywhere. Minnesota's enviable quality of life has something for everyone.

Regional Fact Sheets

Why Minnesota - Twin Cities
The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing metros in the Midwest.

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.

Why Minnesota -Northeast Region
Timber. Mining. Aviation. High-tech manufacturing. All this and beautiful, too.

Why Minnesota - Northwest Region
Agriculture. Manufacturing. And the perfect setting for companies looking to tap into the oil boom in neighboring North Dakota.