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- MSP Named Among Top-Performing Metros
According to the Business Journal, Minneapolis/St. Paul ranks No. 7 overall on the latest list published by American Business Journals on the top metropolitan markets in the US. Factors included: job growth, unemployment rate, and home sales. MSP has been climbing fast - up 48 places from just 1 year ago.
- MPLS Top Employer for 20/30-Yr-Olds
A Secrets of the City blog reported in October, that the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce had named Minneapolis and St. Paul the top location for young job seekers. With a young adult employment rate of nearly 80 percent, MSP left a trail of urban centers in its wake.
- MSP Mainstreaming Exports Seminar
On Thurs, Nov 14 the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will be hosting a free seminar for Minneapolis businesses interested in learning more about global exporting at Dorsey Law Firm in downtown Minneapolis. The seminar is from 7:30-10:00 am. Businesses signed up before November 8 will receive a free, tailored export marketing plan. Attending businesses will learn how to develop a successful export strategy from those who have done so and trade experts from DEED. Mainstreaming Exports Seminar
- Town Hall Named a Top American Brewpub
According to a recent online article in Vita.MN, Town Hall Brewery located at 1430 Washington Avenue finished sixth on the list of “the best brewpubs in America” compiled by Complex Magazine.
Anytime Fitness West Broadway Grand Opening
On Thursday, October 31st a new Anytime Fitness location opened at 2104 West Broadway. This is the third business Dr. Tara Watson has opened in North Minneapolis since 2003. Her other businesses include Watson Chiropractic and Exceptional Home Heath. The City of Minneapolis supported Dr. Watson throughout her business development process including providing a two-percent loan for $60,000 to renovate the property and rezoning the property so a shower could be located inside. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Mayor Rybak, Council President Johnson, Council Member Samuels, and Commissioner Higgins as well as friends and community members.
Surly Groundbreaking Ceremony
On October 29, Surly Brewing celebrated the ground breaking for their new “destination brewery” in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. The new facility will be completed in late 2014 and will include brewery production space, a taproom with outdoor beer garden, and space for a future restaurant and event center. The City of Minneapolis assisted with the site search and approval process, secured almost $2 million in environmental grants, and also approved a SAC Phased Development Plan.
What's New at CPED?
- Minneapolis Sweeps 2013 IEDC Awards
On Tuesday, October 9 during the 2013 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Award Conference, the City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development received two IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Awards. A silver award was received for RENEW workforce training done in partnership with Ramsey County Workforce Solutions. RENEW trained 586 residents of Minneapolis and St. Paul for careers in construction/deconstruction, manufacturing, building systems management, and renewable energy from 2010-2012 with 420 going on to unsubsidized jobs. A bronze award was received for the MSP Regional Export Initiative in partnership with the Minnesota Trade Office and Greater MSP. The plan had three goals including doubling regional exports from 2012-2017, increasing the number of companies that export, and increasing our region’s global orientation and fluency.
A Sample of New and Expanding Businesses
- Surly Brewery
- Marcus & Millichap (real estate)
- Car2Go (car sharing)
- Minnesota Power Yoga
- Chef Shack Ranch
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Last updated Nov. 20, 2013