The ability of businesses and industries in Minnesota to compete in the marketplace relies on an efficient freight transportation system to effectively transport goods and raw materials. This is particularly true in Minnesota as it is the headquarters for 17 Fortune 500 companies, many of which are freight-related and specialize in a range of areas from retail to food production. The list includes major manufacturers like 3M, General Mills, Hormel, Land O’Lakes, Ecolab and Mosaic. The state is also home to C.H. Robinson, one of the largest freight and logistics companies in the country.
Agricultural commodities giant Cargill Inc., the largest privately held company in the country, is headquartered in Minnesota. The state also hosts Best Buy and Target corporate headquarters and distribution centers.
Use the interactive map below to see why businesses rely on Minnesota’s land transportation infrastructure: