Minneapolis-St. Paul

Employers reassess remote work as economy shifts

Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read  November 2022—With a potential recession threatening the end of remote work due to a cooling labor market, surveys continue...
Spotlight On: Laura Oberst, Executive Vice President & Head of Central Region – Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo
2 min read November 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Laura Oberst, executive vice president & head of the central region for Commercial Banking...
Spotlight On: Allison Sharkey, Executive Director, Lake Street Council
2 min read November 2022 — Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Lake Street Corridor is benefiting from...
Spotlight On: Kenneth Holmen, President & CEO, CentraCare Minneapolis
3 min read November 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Kenneth Holmen, president & CEO of CentraCare, discussed the...
Face Off: Evolving trends in commercial real estate
Writer: Eleana Teran 3 min read November 2022 — Across residential, commercial, retail and office, Minneapolis-St. Paul’s real estate landscape...
Spotlight On: Renay Dossman, President, Neighborhood Development Center
3 min read November 2022 —The MSP region is setting the stepping stones to develop tech hubs and other measures...
Spotlight On: Kenneth LaChance, Wealth Management Executive, Wells Fargo Advisors
3 min read November 2022 — In an Interview with Invest:, Kenneth LaChance, high net worth executive at Wells Fargo...
Death, taxes and cyberattacks — how safe is safe enough?
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read November 2022 — It's a widely known fact that nothing is certain except death...
Spotlight On: Terry Mattson, President & CEO, Visit Saint Paul and the RiverCentre
3 min read October 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Terry Mattson, president and CEO of Visit Saint Paul...
Spotlight On: John Curry, CEO, Knutson Construction
2 min read October 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, John Curry, CEO of general construction firm Knutson Construction,...
Low jobless rate a net positive but is it equitable?
Writer: Eleana Terán  4 min read October 2022 — Unemployment figures in Minnesota made headlines earlier this year when it...
Spotlight On: Thomas Wallrich, Office Managing Partner – Minneapolis, Cozen O’Connor
2 min read October 2022 — Cozen O’Connor is a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law...
Spotlight On: Mark Phillips, Commissioner, Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation
2 min read October 2022 — Buoyed by a strong mining and forestry industry, Department of Iron Range Resources &...
5 reasons why the Twin Cities are a great place to live and do business
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read October 2022 — Known for its dramatic skylines, pro sports, award-winning theater, renowned restaurants...
Spotlight On: Greg Evans, President & CEO, Merchants Bank
3 min read September 2022 — Merchants Bank has been serving Minnesota for over 147 years. It is a community...
Spotlight On: Paul Edlund, CEO, J. Benson Construction
3 min read September 2022 — Minneapolis-St. Paul’s effervescence is a boon to local contractors and subcontractors. In an interview...
Minneapolis–St. Paul’s hospitality and tourism industries to return to pre-pandemic levels by 2023/2024
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read   2022 — Minneapolis–St. Paul's hospitality and tourism industries continue to recover and are expected...
Spotlight On: Denise Mazone, President, Minneapolis Area REALTORS®
3 min read September 2022 — Minneapolis Area REALTORS® is the largest local Realtor® association in Minnesota. In an interview...
Spotlight On: Darin Lynch, Founder & CEO, Irish Titan
3 min read September 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Darin Lynch, founder and CEO of full-service e-commerce and...
Minnesota cities face challenges accessing grants and meeting residents’ needs
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read September 2022 — While record levels of federal funds have been committed to improving...
Spotlight On: Brendan Mangan, General Manager, The Rand Tower Hotel
2 min read August 2022 — The Rand Tower Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis combines luxury and functionality with a chunk...
Spotlight On: B Kyle, President & CEO, St. Paul Area Chamber
2 min read August 2022 — B Kyle, president & CEO of the St. Paul Area Chamber, is using adaptation and...
Post-primary recap: Current status of Minnesota’s gubernatorial election
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  August 2022 — With the dust having settled from the August primary race, the...
Today’s the day: Minnesota goes to the polls
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  August 2022 — Across the state, Minnesotans are headed to the polls today to...
Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul 2022-2023 to spotlight continued economic expansion
2 min read July 2022 — Research for Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul’s second edition has officially begun. After an overwhelmingly successful...
Minnesota Republicans accidentally legalize edible weed
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  July 2022 — Minnesota accidentally legalized edible weed and it doesn’t look like the...
Minneapolis 2040 suspended. A win for the city?
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read June 2022 — Earlier this month, the Minneapolis 2040 plan was suspended after it...
Launch Minnesota prepares to open next round of Innovation Grant applications
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read June 2022— Launch Minnesota, the state’s startup accelerator, is preparing to accept its next...
Brian Slipka
Leading with creativity in a frothy market
With public markets considered to be overvalued by many, the private markets are attracting a great deal of attention and...
Jamie Woell
Time to get creative: Financial management is evolving
New technologies are driving significant innovation and creative rethinking of business models. With Invest:Insights, Office Managing Partner in Minneapolis for...
Adam Elliott
Prioritizing stronger cybersecurity
For all businesses, cybersecurity is an issue in which creativity is essential. In a conversation with Invest:Insights, Adam Elliott, founder...
Memorial Day in the Twin Cities: What to do, where to go
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read May 2022 — With Memorial Day fast approaching, now is the time to make plans...
Jon Pryor
Harnessing innovation in healthcare
Healthcare is being redefined by innovations and a shift from volume to value. With Invest:Insights, President of the East Market...
Patrick Seeb
Creativity key to success in $5.6 billion economic development initiative
Destination Medical Center (DMC) is a 20-year economic development initiative. The $5 billion-plus plan is the largest in Minnesota’s history....
Minneapolis economy
Meeting the moment: How MSP can grow an economy that works for all
Writer: Joshua Andino  3 min read  May 2022— Homeownership remains the key pillar of the American Dream and the way...
B Kyke
Paving the way for equitable growth and strengthening economic competitiveness
Chambers of commerce were presented with significant challenges over the past couple of years and were forced to evolve to...
Peter Frosch
Creatively tackling regional issues
The Greater MSP region is a shining example of the importance of creativity and collaboration within a business community and...
St. Paul rent control: Debates are up while construction is down
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April  2022— With less than a month until St. Paul’s new rent control ordinance...
Tim Welsh
A new era of banking
https://youtu.be/JsJKDHMsZpY   The pandemic brought with it business and social disruptors to a degree not witnessed since WWII. With Invest:Insights,...
Jonathan Weinhagen
Rejuvenating Minneapolis’ economy
https://youtu.be/NzYQ-K21hrw   Returning to pre-pandemic economic strength in a post-pandemic landscape is top of mind for leaders across the nation....
Minneapolis nonprofits
New fund aims to help small businesses recover from COVID-19 and civil unrest
Writer: Caty Hirst 2 min read  March 2022 — Twin Cities nonprofits have come together to provide low-interest loans to...
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Bloomington approves Mall of America water park funding
Writer: Caty Hirst 2 min read  March 2022 — In a sign the Minneapolis-St. Paul region is moving on from...
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Invest: Minneapolis-St.Paul launch conference highlights tech, healthcare
Writer: Joey Garrand 3 min read February  2022— The past two years have been hectic for the global economy, but...
Technology is everywhere. Here’s what leaders in the Twin Cities are saying
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  February 2022—  Technology has moved to center stage over the course of the pandemic...
Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce
Spotlight On: Pat MulQueeny, President, Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce
2 min read January 2022 — Eden Prairie has all the ingredients to be a great place to do business....
Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul 2022 Launch Conference to highlight economic resilience, long-term opportunities
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  January 2022— Minneapolis-St. Paul is poised for economic growth as it continues to prove...
Twin Cities leaders
The Twin Cities’ business leaders remain bullish on the future
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read January 2022 —  While 2020 brought circumstances that no one could have foreseen and...
Central Minnesota Credit Union CEO
Spotlight On: Charles Friederichs, CEO, Central Minnesota Credit Union
2 min read January 2022 — Central Minnesota Credit Union is unique in its emphasis on commercial transactions and has...
Med City USA
From stagecoach stop to global healthcare hub: Welcome to Med City, USA
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read January 2022— As individuals across the country reassess their priorities and living situations, the...
Bonnie Carlson
Spotlight On: Bonnie Carlson, President & CEO, Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau
2 min read January 2022 — In a conversation with Invest:, President and CEO Bonnie Carlson of the Bloomington Convention...
NAI Legacy
Spotlight On: Michael Houge, Managing Director, NAI Legacy
2 min read January 2022 — In a conversation with Invest:, Managing Director Michael Houge of NAI Legacy shared the...
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Game on: Live events soldier on despite rising case counts
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  December 2021— As Minnesota reaches the 1 million mark for COVID cases, live events...
Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan PA
Spotlight On: Janel Dressen, CEO,Shareholder & Attorney, Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan P.A.
2 min read December 2021 — The turbulence of the COVID pandemic experienced by the business community has led to...
Stearns Bank N.A. president
Spotlight On: Kelly Skalicky, President & CEO, Stearns Bank N.A.
2 min read December 2021 — Stearns Bank N.A. has generated success across a variety of markets, from supporting small...
Tradition Capital Bank
Spotlight On: Dan Fagan, President & CEO, Tradition Capital Bank
2 min read December 2021 — Tradition Capital Bank has leveraged efficiency and a commitment to the community to grow...
The Federal Reserve
The Fed has spoken: Tapering has begun
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read December 2021— The Federal Reserve is beginning to aggressively shift its monetary policy and...
Lake Superior College
Spotlight On: Patricia Rogers, President, Lake Superior College
2 min read December 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Patricia Rogers, president of Lake Superior College, talked about the...
St. John's University James Mullen
Spotlight On: James Mullen, Transitional President, St. John’s University
2 min read November 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Transitional President James Mullen of Saint John’s University shared...
Face Off: Continued growth despite ongoing challenges
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read November 2021 — Through the height of the pandemic to the ongoing economic recovery...
Destination Medical Center Patrick Seeb
Spotlight On: Patrick Seeb, Executive Director, Destination Medical Center
2 min read November 2021 — Rochester is rediscovering a sense of confidence as it moves toward recovery from the...
Brian Slipka True North Equity Partners
Spotlight On: Brian Slipka, Founder & Managing Partner, True North Equity Partners
2 min read November 2021 — In an interview with Invest: Brian Slipka, founder and managing partner for True North...
Rent control is in. Developers are out.
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read November 2021 — On election day voters in both of the Twin Cities approved...
Chris Hilger Securian Financial Group
Spotlight On: Chris Hilger, Chairman, President & CEO, Securian Financial Group
2 min read November 2021 — Chris Hilger, president and CEO of Securian Financial Group, sees a winding road ahead...
Todd Williams, President, Fidelity Bank
Spotlight On: Todd Williams, President, Fidelity Bank
2 min read November 2021 — Todd Williams, president of Fidelity Bank, thinks the last year has been a good...
Lili Hall Knock Inc
Spotlight On: Lili Hall, President & CEO, KNOCK Inc.
2 min read October 2021 — Lili Hall, president and CEO of creative agency KNOCK, says the fact that diversity,...
workforce
What the influx of new jobs means for the work-from-home culture
2 min read October 2021 — Over a year and a half into the pandemic, employers are still learning to...
Rolando García, President, North Hennepin Community College
Spotlight On: Rolando García, President, North Hennepin Community College
2 min read October 2021 — Rolando García, president of North Hennepin Community College, spoke to Invest: about an eventful...
Todd Williams
Diversification remains essential for the banking industry
While most of the banking industry continues to embrace the digitalization of operations, the in-person experience remains an essential function...
Lisa Spencer, President, Henson Efron
Spotlight On: Lisa Spencer, President, Henson Efron
2 min read October 2021 — The 9-to-5 schedule is a thing of the past but practicing law in a...
David Mortenson
Spotlight On: David Mortenson, Chairman, Mortenson Construction
2 min read September 2021 — Technology, adaptability and strong community involvement: David Mortenson, chairman of Mortenson Construction, spoke with...
From classrooms to boardrooms a more diverse Minnesota is on the way
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read September 2021 — Earlier this month, ConnextMSP, a “talent network designed to advance racial...
Laurie Hamen College of Saint Benedict
Spotlight On: Laurie Hamen, Transitional President, College of Saint Benedict
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — Laurie Hamen spoke to Invest: about how the College of Saint...
Scott Hislop
Dealmakers are essential for buying and selling businesses in the COVID era
Business advisory has been as dynamic as ever as companies continue to navigate through the ongoing pandemic-led disruption. The labor...
Gerardo Guerrero
Relationship between Minnesota and Mexico stronger than ever
The Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul provides a range of services for individuals and businesses. In an interview with...
higher education in Minneapolis
Face Off: Educators eye the future and decide their next move
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read September 2021— Colleges and universities, some facing precarious futures in the face of dynamic...
Tim Welsh
Spotlight On: Tim Welsh, Vice Chair, U.S. Bank
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — As Minnesota becomes the new tech hub in the nation, Vice...
minneapolis labor day
Labor Day brings a sense of togetherness to Minneapolis
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read September 2021 — As the nation prepares for a long weekend, residents of Minneapolis...
Kate Reschenberg
Spotlight On: Kate Reschenberg, Executive Director, Economic Club of Minnesota
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — As difficult as the pandemic has been during the last year,...
What is continuing to fuel real estate demand?
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read August 2021— While many consider low interest rates to be a factor in fueling...
Spotlight On: Dave Doherty, President, Digi-Key Electronics
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2021 — Dave Doherty, president of Digi-Key Electronics, talked to Invest: about the...
Jeff Wessels
Spotlight On: Jeff Wessels, President, Crown Bank
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2021 — Small, nimble community banks proved to be a vital cog in...
Don’t call it a comeback: The return to office has been delayed
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read August 2021— The fabled return to the office looks to remain fabled a bit longer,...
Steve Grove
Spotlight On: Steve Grove, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2021 —  The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is dedicated to...
Paul Beard
Spotlight On: Paul Beard, Co-Founder & Partner, SkyWater Search Partners
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2021 — SkyWater Search Partners Co-Founder and Partner Paul Beard spoke to Invest:...
Face Off: Facilitating a strong recovery for the Twin Cities
Writer: Joshua Andino  4 min read July 2021— With its robust, diversified economy and a host of economic development arms...
Eric Jolly
Spotlight On: Dr. Eric Jolly, President, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read July 2021 — The Minnesota-St. Paul region is home to a philanthropic ecosystem of...
Mike Jones
Spotlight On: Mike Jones, Chair for Minnesota and Colorado, Huntington National Bank
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read May 2021 — Mike Jones, Huntington National Bank’s chair for Minnesota and Colorado, spoke...
Minnesota legislature
Renter’s relief: Minnesota legislature compromises on temporary protections
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read July 2021— After a special session, the Minnesota legislature has come to the relief...
Trace Baglio
Spotlight On: Tracy Baglio, President, Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®
2 min read July 2021 —The Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR) promotes homeownership and protects private property rights...
Jonathan Weinhagen
Spotlight On: Jonathan Weinhagen , President & CEO, Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read July 2021 — The soundness of the foundation on which a region’s economy and...
healthcare
CVRx the latest Minnesota company to join hot IPO market
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read JUNE 2021 — Medical-device company CVRx went public on Wednesday, debuting 7 million shares...
Charlie Zelle
Spotlight On: Charlie Zelle, Chair, Metropolitan Council
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read July 2021 —The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider...
John Nelson
Spotlight On: John “Ozzie” Nelson Jr., Chairman & CEO, Nelson Worldwide
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read June 2021 — Nelson Worldwide is an architecture firm with expertise in design and...
Traveling for work? Maybe, says Minnesota
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read June 2021— With over 5.5 million vaccine doses administered and over 2.7 million having...
Robbyn Wacker
Spotlight On: Robbyn Wacker, President, St. Cloud State University
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read June 2021 —  President of St. Cloud State University Robbyn Wacker talks to Invest:...
mask
Twin Cities drop mask mandates
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read June 2021 — A month after Minnesota governor Tim Walz ended the mask-mandate across...
Lee Kreuger
Spotlight On: Lee Krueger, President, Saint Paul Port Authority
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read June 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, President of the Saint Paul Port...
Spotlight On: Pilar Oppedisano, Executive Director – Head of Minnesota Market, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read June 2021 — Pilar Oppedisano, executive director and Minnesota market manager at J.P. Morgan...
Tim Dufault
Spotlight On: Tim Dufault, Principal & CEO, Cuningham
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read May 2021 — After a challenging year, the Minneapolis-St. Paul real estate development market...
parking
Where do I park? Minneapolis ditches parking minimum requirements
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read May 2021 — Minneapolis is joining a select few cities that have chosen to...
delta airlines
More aircraft, more routes for Minneapolis-St. Paul
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read May 2021 — In a move that shows the aviation industry’s growing confidence in...
software
Software-sector labor shortages nothing new in Minnesota
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2021 — While a national labor shortage continues to impact industries across the...
Minneapolis
Fight over affordable housing heating up in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2021 — Alatus, a Minneapolis-based developer, is moving forward with its plans to...
home office
Death of the office? Not so fast …
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2021 — While it seems likely that a hybrid model may be here...
Minnesota healthcare industry
A healthcare hotspot emerges in Minneapolis
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read March 2021 — Bright Health Group, Inc., owner of  digital health platform Bright Health,...
Twin Cities’ industrial real estate
Twin Cities’ industrial real estate remains pandemic-proof
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read March 2021 — St. Louis Park-based Likewise Partners is the newest, but not likely...
Transportation
A national first: ETF to focus solely on Minnesota municipal bonds
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read, March 2021 — The only ETF invested primarily in Minnesota Municipal Bonds in the...
Invest: Minneapolis
Capital Analytics enters Midwest market with introduction of Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul
Writer: Joey Garrand    2 min read March 2021 — The Invest: series of annual reports has received phenomenal responses...

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