The Twin Cities is getting passed over by companies because it lacks a coordinated business development effort, according to the Itasca Project. Here what it says site selectors have been saying in interviews:

« The Twin Cities is the only major urban area with no regional economic development effort. »

« The region has not developed a clear brand image for itself. I get piles of marketing materials every week and I get nothing on the Twin Cities. »

« The region needs to communicate to dispel the image that the Twin Cities is hostile to business. »