From 3M to the Mayo Clinic, the state’s economy rests on its diversity. We’re an inventor’s playground, with innovations such as Post-It Notes and pacemakers. People around the world benefit from the work deep within the earth to mine ore, as well as from the harvest of fields that provide wheat. Southdale, the nation’s first indoor mall, led to the Mall of America, a global destination for shoppers. From manufacturing Model Ts to building snowmobiles, from Target to Toro, Minnesota’s economy has ridden the waves as surely as the tankers that line Duluth’s docks.