Economic Gateway http://www.bentonpartnership.org Benton Economic Partnership, Inc. News RSS Feed Mon, 28 May 2018 02:30:27 -0700 en-us 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 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 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 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 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'... MIGHTY AXE HOPS SAYS ‘CHEERS’ TO 5 YEARS OF MINNESOTA GROWN HOPS http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17411 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Five years ago a couple of college students decided to start their own business growing hops for craft beer. Today "Mighty Axe Hops" has grown to be the largest hops farm between Michigan an... Lessons From Rust-Belt Cities That Kept Their Sheen http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=17412 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 St. Cloud, Minn., might look at first blush like one of America’s all-too-familiar ailing industrial cities, struggling to hang on to jobs as its companies skip town. Electrolux’s ... St. Cloud Technical and Community College announces Workforce Development Scholarship http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16173 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Sun, 28 May 2800 15:21:44 -0800 Minnesota State announces the availability of 400 new scholarships of $2,500 each for students enrolling in high-demand programs at state colleges, including 14 scholarships that will be dispersed by ... Enjoy making things? Find a future as a machinist http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16172 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 AVON — When Dave Petron started working at Columbia Gear in Avon more than a quarter-century ago, he was immediately drawn to the job because the final product was something he could a... Why Minnesota is an International Attraction http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16171 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Sports, arts and outdoors combine to put tourism spotlight on the state Wlliam Shakespeare famously wrote that all the world is a stage. In Minnesota, the state is becoming a stage that attracts al... How Minnesota Uses Its Resources to Drive and Thrive Entrepreneurship http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16170 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Sun, 28 May 2400 15:20:58 -0800 A network of resources, wealth of talent, access to capital fuel entrepreneurial growth Minnesota offers a full menu of resources that drive entrepreneurship — from access to a wide network o... How Minnesota’s manufacturing executives feel about the year ahead http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16169 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Sun, 28 May 9600 15:20:40 -0800 Manufacturing executives in Minnesota are optimistic about their revenue prospects in 2018, but they’re also concerned about a workforce shortage that remains a major hurdle for industries acros... Minnesota Workers Get a Raise http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16168 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 While Minnesota’s labor market has been getting tighter for several years, one expected outcome of that trend has been late to emerge – wage growth.  But a story by Dave Senf in th... Updated for 2018: Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota in ‘Minnesota Blue’ http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16167 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available from DEED’s Small Business Assistance Office.  This popular guide – now in its 36th&n... Innovative Career Services Available at Minnesota WorkForce Centers http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16166 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota WorkForce Centers continue to improve services for career seekers across the state. While the WorkForce Centers are known for workshops on job search, the MinnesotaWorks.net job bo... Minnesota Gains 8,900 Jobs in December http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16163 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Statewide unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, lowest level in more than 17 years Minnesota employers added 8,900 jobs in December, with 8,700 of them coming from the private sector, according to seas... Four Greater Minnesota Cities Awarded Infrastructure Grants http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16162 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Funding will support economic development in Royalton, Brooten, Marshall and Luverne Grants totaling $5.24 million were approved by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (... Virnig Manufacturing goes solar http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16161 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Virnig Manufacturing, Rice, Minn., a manufacturer of skid-steer attachments, recently turned on a new rooftop solar electric generator to provide clean energy that the company says will provide a... Mighty Axe Hops 2018 Public Tour Schedule http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16237 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Mighty Axe Hops, Foley, Minn. welcomes you to explore Minnesota’s top hops farm! They are excited to offer four public, free tour dates in the 2018 season. Bring your questions about growin... DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON STOPPED IN ST. CLOUD http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16160 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 ST. CLOUD -- Another celebrity sighting at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. He wasn't in town long, but Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson did stop long enough for a quick picture wit... FOLLOW UP: MARKET STUDY TO LOOK AT REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16159 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Sun, 28 May 2800 15:19:37 -0800 ST. CLOUD -- Today in our series "Whatever happened with that?" we take a look at St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis' proposal for creating a Regional Airport Authority to operate the ... Making the grade: 2 locals nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year http://www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media/?item=16158 www.bentonpartnership.org/bentonmn/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In 25 years of teaching, 24 of which have been spent at Apollo High School, Jean Michael has felt gratification and joy. She loves the little rewards of her work, whether it's the look on a stu...