Why Minnesota Fact Sheets

Why is Minnesota a great place to live, work and do business? That's too long a story to tell here. 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.

Foreign Direct Investment in Minnesota
Foreign companies looking for a North American location to start, expand or relocate operations will find tremendous advantages in Minnesota. 

Foreign Direct Investment in Minnesota - Spanish
Spanish-language version of our FDI brochure.

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.