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Minnesota is known for being a great place to live and work, with top-notch companies in many industries headquartered in the state. Each year, these companies submit nominations for the 100 Best Companies to Work For Awards by Minnesota Business magazine. Read More
For many organizations, taking the research and development (R&D) tax credit means identifying a hidden source of cash in addition to minimizing their tax liability. If you reviewed the R&D tax credit in the past and determined you would not receive benefit, it is time to take another look. Read More

Recently known for providing their polyethylene (PEX) pipe to alleviate snow build-up on the roof of US Bank Stadium, Uponor North America is hoping to change the way consumers look at piping. Uponor recently expanded for the ninth time in Apple Valley, and with the reinvigorated housing market, now hopes to improve how consumers use and conserve water. Read More


Photo courtesy of MHTA (from left to right) Craig Porter, President and Owner of PlastiCert; Joshua Nicklay, intern; Huy Lam, intern; and Ben Ninas, PlastiCert’s Director of Operations

SciTechsperience, the Minnesota High Tech Association’s popular STEM internship program, has “fewer than 190 matching grants remaining to help employers cover 50 percent of their interns’ wages in 2017.” Read More

The Twin Cities Owners’ Forum has come and gone. Read More

The prosperity and health of the communities we live in are very important. They affect our families, schools, places of worship, businesses, economy and our quality of life. Something as significant as this cannot be left only to the care of others, such as government entities, non-profits or religious institutions. Read More

Women who work in fashion, design and social media—or aspire to—are being invited to put on their high heels and step out to a free networking event aimed at connecting Twin Cities creatives.  The event, called WhatSheSaid, is scheduled at the W Hotel in downtown Minneapolis on March 19 from 1:30-4:30. Read More

Making an appeal to LGBT consumers makes good business sense, but the pitch better be sophisticated or it could backfire. Read More
A family limited partnership offers many perks, including the ability to transfer wealth at substantial discounts from the fair market value of underlying assets. But without a valuation, this perk easily could become a liability. Read More

Minnesota is in the midst of a robust construction boom, with cranes dangling over big projects in the commercial, residential and public works sectors. But a shortage of skilled workers could slow continued growth in the industry. Read More
Minnesota Business held a panel discussion recently, featuring four experts to talk about the changes to the Department of Labor’s regulations on employer responsibilities towards retirement plans and other employee benefits. Panelists included David Levi,CPA, PFS, Sr. Read More

March 8, designated as International Women’s Day, is the day that a Minnesota-based company has chosen for its grand opening. Read More

Danielle Steer, manager of the MSP Impact Hub, really likes the word hustle. “To me, it’s a combination of the elements of success—grit, hard work, drive, determination, dedication. It’s all those things wrapped into one word,” she says. Read More

There’s going to be a rally in Minneapolis this Wednesday, and for once, non-political types are perfectly welcome. Read More

Minnesota manufacturing has a long history of excellence, but this vital (although often behind-the-scenes) industry does not always receive the recognition it deserves. Minnesota Business is committed to honoring companies and individuals that are making great strides in the industry with new products, sustainable practices, employee training initiatives and more. Read More

Some of Minnesota’s top 370 certified Women Business Enterprises will be in the spotlight on March 2 at the 11th annual Celebration of Success, hosted by the Women’s Business Development Center. Read More

Industry Watch

  Until recently, Nick Roseth’s experience shooting video was limited to attaching a GoPro camera to his helmet while he performed snowboarding tricks. But that didn’t dissuade the 37-year-old software-testing executive from his big idea: to produce a comprehensive documentary that captured the excitement of Minnesota’s tech community. Read More

Industry Watch

In the present hyper-partisan political environment, government spending is a magnet for controversy. Whatever your politics, you can surely find a federal program or tax credit that offends your sensibilities. Read More

Rapid growth. Renewed focus. Revolutionized industry. Nina Hale, Inc., the Minneapolis performance digital marketing agency, got its start with a single employee—you guessed it, Nina Hale—in 2005. Read More

Starters

MNCUP Milestones It’s hard to believe that it’s already March. In addition to the many other things associated with this month, including great college basketball games and the anticipation of spring, it also means the launch of the next MN Cup competition. Read More