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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
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.
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Making an appeal to LGBT consumers makes good business sense, but the pitch better be sophisticated or it could backfire. 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.
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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.
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There’s going to be a rally in Minneapolis this Wednesday, and for once, non-political types are perfectly welcome. Read More