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Top Ten in Everything

Minnesota has a skilled, healthy, productive labor force. Minnesotans like to work; the state ranks at or near the top in labor force participation.

Recent Workforce Rankings

  • 2nd in Labor Force Participation (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017)
  • 4th in Technology and Science Workforce (Milken Institute 2016 State Technology and Science Index)
  • 6th Healthiest State (America’s Health Rankings, United Health Foundation, 2017)


This Workforce section has details about Minnesota’s workforce participation; employment by industry and labor force health.

See Locating in Minnesota for details on Minnesota’s business climate; companies; major industries and sectors; comparisons to other states; incentives; regional profiles and more.

Our For Business section will connect you to resources for starting and financing a business, finding workers and export and trade assistance.

Contact Us for help with your business startup, relocation, or expansion needs.

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