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We’re good at growing businesses here. We rank third per capita in Fortune 500s - with 19 of them headquartered here - and third in 5-Year Business Survival (2013-2018).

One reason has been our strong banking, finance and insurance industries. Our Fortune 1000s include these six financial and insurance giants:

  • United HealthGroup
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Securian Financial Group
  • Federated Mutual Insurance

Financial and insurance industries employed 152,450 people in Minnesota in 2018, a 6 percent increase since 2010. These industries are 20 percent more concentrated in the state than in the U.S. overall, according to the state’s location quotient (1.20).

Minnesota’s SBA office ranks 13th in its volume of SBA-backed loans (1,774). The office had $609 million in approved loans for FY 2018.

There are nearly 5,100 banks and financial services establishments and over 4,300 insurance establishments in Minnesota, according to EMSI. Among the largest banks headquartered or operating in Minnesota are: U.S. Bancorp, Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, TCF Financial, Bremer Financial Corp and BMO Harris Bank

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See the chart below. Contact us to find out more about banking, finance and insurance in Minnesota.

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