The moment northeast Minnesota's vast timber stands come into view, no one is surprised to learn that paper is king of the region's manufacturing industries.
But there's genuine amazement that the rustic Northwoods are also home to a cluster of manufacturers that build highly sophisticated machines used in a wide variety of other manufacturing processes and operations.
Sometimes, nothing tells a story like numbers.
And if you really want to understand just how important manufacturing is to the general prosperity of Minnesota individuals, households, businesses (even state and local government, for that matter), you've got to start with the numbers.Read More...
Today marks the beginning of Minnesota Manufacturing Week, our annual opportunity to focus on the tremendous impact that manufacturing of all kinds has on the economic vitality of every region of the state.
So, for the rest of this week and all of next week we'll take a daily, up-close look at manufacturing for the state as a whole and for each of six key regions.
You’ve found something you’re passionate about and stayed tremendously interested in it. We say, way to go!
So to recognize Twin Cities Startup Week, DEED invites every hacker, maker, artist and entrepreneur fueling the economic vitality of Minnesota to an open house from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed., Sept. 9 in the First National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul.Read More...
Can there be any doubt about Minnesota’s ability to turn big ideas into big commercial successes and world-class industries?
The fact that some of the world’s most recognized companies – including many in biotech fields – are headquartered or have major operations in Minnesota says a lot.Read More...
A rare atmosphere of collaboration exists among scientists, researchers, engineers, academia, industry and government in Minnesota's biotech sector.
And that willingness (desire, really) to work together is one of the things that draws bioscience companies here and makes them so successful.Read More...
Research lies at the heart of most every biotech breakthrough.
And for more than 150 years, dedicated scientists, researchers, engineers and physicians at the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic have driven bio-science advancements in Minnesota.Read More...
Minnesota practically gave birth to the world's medical device industry, and the state remains at the forefront of discovery in many life science and biotech sectors today.
That kind of success is so rare that it will be recognized later this summer as part of an exhibit at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
Executives from Minnesota biotech companies, key research institutions and a whole lot of industry movers-and-shakers are converging on Philadelphia this week for the BIO 2015 International Trade Show.
What better time to take an up-close look at one of the state's largest and most fascinating industries?
Small business owners endlessly debate whether or not a social media presence provides any real return for all of the time, money and brain power it saps from an organization.
Is it really working? That's all they really want to know. And by working, of course, they mean is it making money?