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Why Minnesota

Top 10 in Everything

Business Climate. Workforce. Education. Innovation. Infrastructure. Quality of Life. Minnesota is top 10 in all of these. We’re thriving in the North. Join us at the top.

Business Climate

Successful companies get started and thrive here. We have diverse industries and strong growth.


Our most important competitive advantage is our unrivaled workforce.


From pre-school to post-doctorates – education is at the heart of our success.


We prize innovation. We nurture ideas. And we’ve got what it takes to support them.


Our top airports and ports, interstates and railways keep commerce moving.

Quality of Life

Scenic beauty. Work-life balance. Affordability. Nobody does all of it better.


Regional Profiles

Each region of Minnesota offers unique qualities and distinct advantages.

Industry Fact Sheets

Facts sheets on a broad range of Minnesota’s industries and sectors can be found in DEED’s Publications archive.

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