Minnesota

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Minnesota.

March / April 2018 Issue

March / April 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 2)

The March / April 2018 Issue features the emerging cybersecurity sector, an exclusive interview with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, plus a look at biopharm, robots, STEM, data centers, and retail.
Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts Holds On To Top Energy Efficiency Ranking

Idaho, Florida, Virginia are most improved states in ACEEE 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
Minnesota Economic Development

Minnesota: Exports Are Expanding In The Land Of The Lakes

Minnesota companies generated more than $19 billion in sales in 2016 from exports of agricultural, mining and manufacturing products.
July / August 2017

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.
ports and FTZs

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.
Minnesota

Minnesota: Hybrid Wind-Solar Units To Power The Land Of The Lakes

A $10-million project that is planned as the nation’s first “integrated” wind-solar hybrid power project is rising in Red Lake Falls, MN.
Apple Valley Minnesota

Uponor Investing $17.4M In Minnesota Manufacturing Expansion

The company will expand its PEX pipe manufacturing facility in Apple Valley, MN; its 10th expansion in the location since 1990.
workforce development

Workforce Development: The Next Generation

The most successful workforce development efforts are teaming with education resources to develop job-specific vocational studies in high schools, community colleges and universities.
Business Facilities March / April 2017 Issue

March / April 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 2)

The March / April 2017 issue features our annual tour of workforce development programs across the U.S. Plus, the impact of low-cost power, and a look at the aerospace and manufacturing industries, Louisiana, New Mexico, Kentucky, New York, Minnesota, Illinois, and Cape Coral, FL.
economic development

Communities Get Environmental, Economic Development Help From EPA

The EPA will provide 25 communities with technical assistance to pursue development strategies that advance clean air, clean water, economic development and other local goals.
Minnesota Job Skills Partnership

U.S. Distilled Products Co. Gets Grant To Train Workers

The Princeton, MN company will work with Anoka-Ramsey Community College to develop a training program, thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership.
Wagner Otsego Minnesota

Wagner SprayTech To Invest $15M In Minnesota

The paint sprayer manufacturing company will build the 270,000-square-foot facility in Otsego's Gateway North Business Center.

Burn Baby Burn

Should burning trees to generate electricity be classified as carbon-neutral?
2016 Economic Development Awards

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.
state-energy-efficiency-scorecard

Top 10 States Ranked In Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts edges out California as most energy-efficient state, Maryland among most improved, according to the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
The heart of Elk River, MN is powered by nature, with 45 parks covering almost 1,100 acres, more than 75 miles of paved walkways and numerous hiking and biking trails.

State Focus: Minnesota – The Road To Growth Starts Here

With economic growth and job creation lifting a rising tide in the Land of the Lakes, the state looks to expand its trade horizons to international markets.
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership supports workforce training like this session conducted by Ben Bomstad (left), Corporate Trainer, Alexandria Industries and Greg Sandeno, Manufacturing Specialist (right), at Alexandria Technical and Community College’s Customized Training Center.

Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One

Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs.

Andersen Opens New Bayport Plant; Announces Additional Minnesota Expansions

Company announces additional $45 million expansion, adding more than 300 jobs.
3D printing is being used by the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center to manufacture prosthetic limbs, and a new hand for a six-year-old boy who was born without one.

Feature Story: 3D Printing Is Shaping Up

Additive manufacturing is the hottest new growth sector, promising to revolutionize how just about anything you can imagine gets made.

State Focus: Minnesota’s Formula For Success

The North Star State has definitely seen the economic light, with achievements that read like a recipe rundown.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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