Economic Gateway http://www.bentonpartnership.org Benton Economic Partnership, Inc. News RSS Feed Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:03:25 -0700 en-us Need a sleep study? Skip the lab and get your sleep test in the comfort of your own home http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17993 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 ST. CLOUD — A new business in St. Cloud is hoping to help people get a better night's sleep. After more than a dozen years working in hospitals and independent sleep labs, Jennifer Blum... Quarterly Business Report: Area firms remain optimistic despite mounting uncertainty http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17992 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Despite heightened uncertainty from recent retail store closings, looming national tariff policies and the future closure of Electrolux, area firms continue to report strong optimism about future... Manufacturers are optimistic about their future, but workforce shortages are still a concern http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17991 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 ST. CLOUD — Enterprise Minnesota President and CEO Bob Kill presented the findings of his organization's Tenth Annual State of Manufacturing survey at St. Cloud Technical & Communit... Shape The Future of Benton County: Join the Economic Partnership http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=18121 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A more prosperous Benton County means increased business for YOU and your employees. Our region, with its central location and investment opportunities, has the potential for major economic expansion.... Marco continues expansion into Michigan, outpacing goal http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17990 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 ST. CLOUD — Marco, a St. Cloud-based provider of copiers, printers and business IT services, is expanding its footprint in Michigan. The company has purchased Prime Office Innovations,... Minnesota Veterans Bring Skills, Commitment to Career Fair – July 18 http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=18287 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Veterans looking for a job have a great opportunity this month: The 12th Annual Minnesota Veterans Career Fair is set for Wed., July 18. The Veterans Career Fair will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. ... Pantown Brewing Co. moves closer to late-summer opening in west St. Cloud http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17989 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 ST. CLOUD — Central Minnesota beer fans, raise a glass and rejoice! A new St. Cloud brewery is one step closer to opening its doors later this summer. Pantown Brewing Company's on-sa... How to Build Better Relationships to Advance Your Career http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17988 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Looking to get ahead in your career? Whether your goal is to raise your own level of performance, enhance customer engagement, or become a more effective leader, it all starts with bringing out the be... Minnesota's youth labor force growing http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17987 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 New numbers from DEED show Minnesota has more teens working during the summer. MINNESOTA - Summer is almost here and that means kids are antsy to get out of school and start having more fun. But ma... Optimism grows among Minnesota manufacturers http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17986 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The state of manufacturing is strong. A full 93 percent of Minnesota manufacturers are financially confident about the future, which is just a hair off last year's high-water mark of 94 percent... Tour Your Local Hop Farm http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=18155 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 We've got an extra special tour lined up for this Saturday July 14th! Learn all about it here. From 10am to 4pm we'll be giving tours on the hour, bags games will be available, hops wi... Use Our LocationOne tool to Download Information http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=18107 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 If you’re looking to expand your business or open a new one, NOW is the time to jump onto the scene in Benton County, Minnesota. Our region has the land space you need to grow your company&rsquo... Nursing field is attracting more males, both in Minnesota and nationwide http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17985 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Long before Raney Linck joined the nursing profession or became a clinical assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, he bounced from one sales gig to another for seven years. Then th... Ranking of world's top 1,000 universities puts Minnesota, many from Big Ten in first 50 http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17984 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota landed in 35th in the annual ranking released.  A well-regarded annual ranking of 1,000 of the world’s universities is out, and the University of Minnesota is one of nine Big T... How Minnesota farmers are using different plant varieties, and new techniques, to extend the state's growing season http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17983 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 When horticultural and wine scientists at the University of Minnesota apply for funding to research growing grapes in a climate better known for producing soybeans than wine, they often have to answer... Survey report suggests Midwest economy still steaming ahead http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17982 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 OMAHA, Neb. — The surging business conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states will be tested by trade conflicts and other factors that could slow growth, an economist said in a survey report i... The State of Internet Connectivity in Minnesota’s K-12 Schools http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17981 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 96 percent of Minnesota school districts had access to high-speed Internet in their classrooms. Here’s what’s left to do. Ninety-six percent of Minnesota school districts had acces... Awesome Changes In Benton County: Keep Up By Following Us On Social Media! http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=18046 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Have you seen the impressive headlines about our region? The New York Times says we provide a  “counternarrative to the story of industrial America’s protracted decline” because... U.S. Treasury Approves Minnesota Opportunity Zones http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17980 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700  The U.S. Department of Treasury today approved 128 low-income census tracts in Minnesota to be designated as Opportunity Zones. All of the approved census tracts were recommended to Tr... Minnesota Exports at $5.3 Billion in First Quarter http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17979 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 State companies set record for export sales in a first quarter ST. PAUL – Sales of Minnesota agricultural, mining and manufactured exports soared 9 percent to a first quarter record of $... New DEED Pilot Program Offers Interest-Free Loans for Startups http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17978 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs accepting loan applications through July 16 ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is accepting lo... Benton County: Hops Capital of Minnesota http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17956 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Tour Minnesota's largest hops farm. Here is the schedule. ... Mighty Axe Hops: From College Project To Large Hops Growing Farm http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17761 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 In this week’s Finding Minnesota, John Lauritsen takes us to Foley where a college project has led to one of the largest hops-growing farms in the Midwest. The Land of 10,000 ... U.S. Tax Reform: A Game-Changer for Manufacturers http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17481 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Never before in the last three decades has the United States been presented with a more significant piece of tax reform legislation promising to improve the business environment for manufacturing comp... 'Opportunity Zones': 3 St. Cloud low-income areas selected to spur development http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17482 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Some low-income and ripe-for-redevelopment areas in St. Cloud could soon be injected with thousands — even millions — of dollars in private investments.  Some of the city'...