DEED’s Angel Tax Credit Program offers a financial boost to businesses owned by women, but that funding will end Oct. 1.
There is a remaining $3.7 million in Angel Tax credits (as of Aug. 24) for businesses owned by women or minorities, or based in Greater Minnesota. After Oct. 1, any remaining tax credits not allocated to these designated groups will be made available to others.Read More...
Gov. Mark Dayton and an official delegation are back in Minnesota after a week-long trade mission to Mexico. And they’ve come home very impressed with the sophisticated technology and business operations they saw.
Manufactured goods make up the lion’s share of Minnesota’s exports, but the world has a healthy appetite for the bounty of Minnesota’s farms. We’re the nation’s 3rd-largest agricultural exporter, selling $8 billion in foreign markets in 2013.Read More...
Women play key roles in agriculture in Minnesota and Mexico. And they also face unique obstacles.
That’s why Minnesota and Mexico are signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week focusing on the ways women in agriculture can work together to help educate and support each other. The Women in Agriculture and Business MOU is one of five collaborations being signed during Gov. Mark Dayton’s trade mission to Mexico this week.Read More...
Gov. Mark Dayton spent the day Tuesday meeting with officials from Mexico's ministries of foreign affairs, agriculture, public education, as well as its trade and foreign investment arm.
While leading his fourth international trade mission, the governor promoted the state's exports, encouraged Mexican companies to startup and expand in Minnesota (or move existing U.S. operations here), inked cooperative agreements on agriculture and education, toured the facilities of a Minnesota-based company operating in Mexico, and met with executives of major U.S. companies operating in Mexico.
And that's just the beginning.
When a Minnesota delegation heads off to a foreign market on a governor’s trade mission, the participants can have very different motivations for going on the trip and very different things they hope to accomplish in the target market.
So, who goes – and why?
This week, Gov. Mark Dayton is leading a 36-delegate trade mission to Mexico. The delegation – which includes representatives from business, agriculture and education – will travel with the governor to Mexico City and Guadalajara.
Workforce was the most heavily weighted category in CNBC’s “America’s Top States for Business” 2015 ranking. That’s good for Minnesota, since it highlights one of our strongest assets – our people.Read More...
Minnesota punches above its weight when it comes to major corporations, with 17 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the state, including powerhouses like 3M, General Mills, Target and U.S. Bancorp. The success of those homegrown businesses says a lot about the business climate of the state. Minnesota has business-friendly policies and programs that make it possible for companies to not only survive but thrive here.