While Minnesota's corporate giants get bigger, the number of public companies has shrunk dramatically. Updated May. 19, 2013
The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue. Data presented also include each company's total profits from continuing operations, assets and market capitalization.
Buying stocks used to be at least somewhat of a big deal, the kind of thing that required connecting with a professional downtown who was presumed to have some expertise and ought to be paid for the work.
Now, just click it. No big deal.)
At the Caribou Coffee shop in the U.S. Bank building in downtown Minne...
Three-plus years into the economic recovery, the explosive growth of Minnesota’s small-capitalization companies is waning.
UnitedHealth Group Headquarters in Minnetonka.
Workers prepare engines for installation into Polaris' Ranger side-by-side vehicles at the company's plant in Roseau, Minn. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
In 2011, many of the state's biggest publicly held firms saw improvements, and did more hiring.
Lawson Software building
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The state's biggest companies are making more money and starting to hire.
Executives at most of Minnesota's biggest companies think 2011 is going to be a strong year for sales, hiring and capital investment. They also think health care reform needs to be revisited, pronto.
A frothy mergers & acquisitions market, cash-rich suitors and a recovering economy combined to create lots of turnover on our Star Tribune 100 list last year. Medical device companies were especially attractive targets. And two initial public offerings added fresh faces, as well.
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