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?
A luminary of the electronic age named Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase "the medium is the message" to suggest that the tools we use to deliver content are as important - or more important - than the content itself.
Why? Because the tools can greatly affect how we receive and understand the message.Read More...
Remember the Rubik's Cube, that migraine headache disguised as a toy?
The object of that maddening little puzzle is simple enough. Twist, turn, adjust, readjust until you've aligned each of six separate colors on its own side of the cube. How hard could it be, right?Read More...
You’re a small business owner on the horns of a very common dilemma. With all of the powerful social-media tools at your disposal, you wonder what you should be telling the world about your company.
That’s your first mistake.Read More...
Marketing your small business was so much simpler and easier before social media showed up and threw a wrench into the whole works.
You bought some TV, radio or print ads. You forked over for a direct mail campaign once in a while. Maybe a billboard, depending on your budget.
When people think of the jobs in the manufacturing industry, they typically focus on a short list of production occupations, such as assemblers or welders. That makes sense. Nearly 60 percent of all occupations in manufacturing are classified as production in Southwest Minnesota.
But that also means a little more than 40 percent - or 16,320 manufacturing jobs in the region- are not in production. These include a mix of well-paid occupations, ranging from sales and marketing to construction and other trades.
It's been a turbulent few years for manufacturing in southeastern Minnesota, as two recessions in a decade alternately pounded and pummeled the industry and triggered substantial job losses during the economic downturns.
The good news: In the calm that followed the storms job growth in the manufacturing industries is returning, albeit at a slower pace than job growth the region has seen across all other industries.