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Inflation, geopolitics could alter that calculation.
CEO Joy McBrien was a finalist in the social enterprise category of the Minnesota Cup entrepreneurial sweepstakes in 2014.
Minneapolis-based Meda (Metropolitan Economic Development Association), the expanding nonprofit adviser and financier to minority entrepreneurs, was named the top-performing such agency among the nation’s 44…
The launch did not take off like a rocket, but something's working now.
The several-year comeback is getting traction as frayed-edge buildings get painted and empty storefronts continue to fill.
The money will help to fund marketing efforts and technology.
Opponents of payday lending can take heart in the story of one woman who has retired her debt and sworn off Payday America with the help of a nonprofit financier.
The last several years have been boom times in the hotel trade.
North Minneapolis event is a sign of area's resurgence.
Recycle Across America CEO Michelle "Mitch" Hedlund is getting traction in her quest to lift recycling results.
More than 20 years ago, Bob Hartzell, who grew up in a family manufacturing business, received the cash "offer I couldn't refuse" for the division of the former Hartzell Corp. that he came to own through his late father.
Roberta Walburn was a University of Minnesota law school student in 1982 when she became a law clerk for the late U.S. District Judge Miles…
Tim Stoddart, a financial adviser known for his adventurous spirit and big heart, died Nov. 6 at his home in Mahtomedi at age 68.He had…
Intricon is the best performing publicly traded company in Minnesota this year.
The executive team already is planning for a big capital investment.
But for Jashan "Jason" Eison, the route to becoming CEO and owner wasn't conventional.
Allstate sued Ameriprise after the company lured an unspecified number of Allstate employees in several states.
PaR, based in Shoreview, has built systems to help with Chernobyl decommissioning and in Japan nuclear plant after the earthquake.
The demand for IT professionals is as hot as it was in the late 1990s.
A number of Twin Cities tech companies are growing in a good economy, they said, but not all is perfect.
Reducing the risk posed by climate change is economically and technically achievable, according to the Risky Business Project. The project is led by American business…
In 2008, Cindy Siewert started Wood From the Hood, which uses diseased and downed city trees. Logs that otherwise would be landfilled or chipped become tables, flooring, benches, customized cutting boards and other wood products.
Hundreds of the nearly 8,000 Minnesota manufacturers opened their doors this month to high school students thinking about careers making things.
Linda McMahon noted that in recent years women have started most new businesses.
Woodchuck, which expects to double sales to $10 million next year, was conceived in 2012 by a University of Minnesota architecture graduate.
Ward Brehm has a plan to beat estate taxes at death. No elaborate trusts or legal diversions. Brehm, 66, former owner of an insurance business,…
The Maple Grove company earns the top prize in this year's Minnesota Cup competition.
Angie's Artisan Treats, maker of Minnesota-bred Boomchickapop popcorn, is proof of the popping-hot deal market.
Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and others at the Federal Reserve increasingly are looking at the effect of racial and economic disparities on individuals and the economy.
Between fostering better peer relationships to stocking local food shelves, Blue Cross and Blue Shield is one of about 20 Twin Cities businesses reaping benefits of a corporate garden.
His 35-year career included finding office space for the area's top companies.
Harold Brown credits his success partly to his parents, who told their two sons that they would study hard and finish high school and college.
Minnesota's fast-growing clean-energy economy, rooted in wind, solar, conservation, technology and even software, is a change for a state that historically imported its energy.
A related corporation would have 21 months to hunt for an energy-related acquisition.
Steve Kuhn and founder Brian Taylor's relationship had soured by 2015 over performance, compensation and ownership issues, according to a federal court fight that has played out over the past two years. Now, lawyers in the case have informed the presiding judge that a settlement could be in the works.
The plan is to renovate Best Steak & Gyros at Chicago and Franklin avenues into an East African eatery.
Thief River Falls company says the massive project will add "at least" 1,000 new jobs in a decade.
On Boom Island, it was founded by two now-married former professional musicians who met in China in 2000 at a French horn symposium. Say what?
The stock of little-known IntriCon, maker of lower-cost hearing aids and other tiny medical devices, surged by nearly 30 percent in value last week amid…
It's almost as amazing that the dining hall, which first opened in 1897, is still around in the ever-changing fair food scene.
The TV news shows and headlines are full of stories about violent crimes and terrorism, real and alleged. There’s also financial terrorism. White-collar crime is…
The formerly incarcerated represent an untapped national workforce of millions.
Once on the skids west of Hiawatha Avenue, Franklin is growing more small businesses that reflect the colorful many-cultures area.
CEO Joe Payne, the veteran marketer and technologist who has led fast-growing Code42 for two years, shared the company’s strategy shift last week. Double down…
In state and nationally, marquee deals are few and far between, but M&A targets still command premium prices.
The fair's management and dozens of vendors increasingly are providing opportunities to recycle, compost and reuse. The rate of consumer participation is rising at double the growth of garbage.
Consumer business accounts for about 10 percent of total revenue, which the Minneapolis data security firm expects to top $100 million in revenue this year.
Executive Compensation Revamped pay revealed at UnitedHealth The management succession plan announced at UnitedHealth Group on Wednesday also comes with corresponding changes in compensation to…
"I gained, by refusing to give up and doing something positive," the Twin Cities author, consultant and speaker said.
Gene Sieve, a native of Adrian in southwestern Minnesota and an engineering graduate of South Dakota State University, spent his first decade in business working…
For St. Paul, the redevelopment of one of its tallest buildings is viewed as a way to spearhead growth downtown.
Vibrant as it has been for 50 years, downtown St. Paul still has a problem and an opportunity: There's not enough business.
Winona-based Merchants Financial Group has seen its business- and consumer-loan portfolio profitably grow by more than 10 percent annually since 2012. CEO Greg Evans, a…
Two subsistence farmers in Senegal in West Africa, Dibor and Sophie, and dozens of others, are improving their product, their productivity and the economy of…
The couple behind a consulting firm have bankrolled a north Minneapolis academy to help students gain business, technology and design skills, and it's taken off.
Ralph Colby, son of a laborer from Quincy, Mass., moved to Minnesota as a young Congregational minister in the 1960s. He went on to success…
The Minneapolis-based Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), which champions independent small businesses, has been bashing Amazon lately — as has President Donald Trump. Very strange…
The organization will spend about $17 million on the move.
CEO Gary Klinefelter of Edina-based IrriGreen has won innovation and green-tech technology awards and earned patents for the water-saving software built into his IrriGreen Genius…
Sally Mainquist, a veteran accountant and small business owner, recently learned through an informal employee survey that seven of her 39 workers have a parent…
Bell Labs, with fewer than 100 employees only three years ago, started to focus increasingly on the lucrative natural-ingredient market for skin care.
Minnesota companies, thanks partly to a huge take by digital-health firm Bright Health, took in $291.2 million in venture capital from 14 transactions during the first half of 2017.
Steve Olson has built an eclectic hotel-and-resort management outfit over three decades. “I was a busboy,” said Olson, 61, from a fishing boat near…
The stock topped $30 per share at one point last week, a market value of $500 million.
The data-security firm in Eden Prairie boosts cloud offerings with deal.
State companies were paced by smaller players like Tactile Systems, Graco.
A U.S. Small Business Administration seed fund that has helped a few national technology giants, as well as dozens of Minnesota companies get traction in…
The progressive owners of downtown's popular Hell's Kitchen restaurant have an interesting case study.
He said he looks forward to working for a smaller shop after a 20-year career with the asset management group of Wells Fargo.
Electrical engineer Mouli Vaidyanathan is getting national traction with his SolarPod modular solar panels. His company, Mouli Engineering, has installed systems in 33 states. Vaidyanathan…
Hundreds of minority and female Dunwoody graduates have gone on to good technical careers since the launching of a career program in 1988 that sought to diversify the mostly white male ranks of Dunwoody students.
Veteran software technologist Dale Klein concedes that the last 12 years at his Parallel Technologies, particularly during the Great Recession years, were not all fun…
Brent Baskfield, an executive who served Northwest Airlines under three chief executives, died on June 18 at the age of 74.A son, Tyler Baskfield, said…
75F is one fairly hot small business based in often-chilly Minnesota.Founder Deepinder Singh, a software engineer by training, started brainstorming 75F a decade ago after…
It's proving a great addition to the growing group of effective mentoring and internship efforts targeting disadvantaged kids.
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