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Minnesota transportation network includes a top-ranked international airport; a Great Lakes port with shipments to Europe arriving in 15-18 days; four Class I railroads and three major interstate highways. Minnesota is also a leader in broadband access and affordable energy rates.

Recent Infrastructure Rankings

  • #1 Most On-Time Airport Worldwide - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, major airports category (OAG Aviation Group, Punctuality League 2018 Report)
  • Top North American Airport - Minneapolis-St. Paul International, 25-40 million passengers per year category (Air Transportation Research Society, 2017)
  • Best Airport in North America – Minneapolis–St. Paul International, 25-40 million passengers per year category (Airports Council International, 2016 and 2017)
  • Busiest Great Lakes Port by cargo tonnage – Port of Duluth-Superior (Army Corps of Engineers, 2015)
  • 6th in Infrastructure (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
  • 10th in Infrastructure (CNBC, 2017)


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