Meet the 5 Under 40 Class of 2018

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The annual St. Cloud Times' 5 Under 40 awards recognize leaders in local businesses who also embrace community involvement that makes a difference across generations. The...
BUSINESS HONORED FOR GIVING BACK

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

(KNSI) - A St. Cloud business has received a high honor from Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity. H&S Heating and Air Conditioning has been inducted into...
Wellness at work takes root

Friday, January 18, 2019

The seeds of a Worksite Wellness Consortium were planted in 2017, and they’re taking root as meetings continue, a website gets enhanced, and businesses network...
Minnesota Workers Get a Raise

Monday, January 07, 2019

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...
Minnesota Gains 8,900 Jobs in December

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Statewide unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, lowest level in more than 17 years ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 8,900 jobs in December, with 8,700 of them...
Updated DEED Business Guide Now Available

Sunday, December 30, 2018

ST. PAUL – The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available from the Small Business Assistance Office at the...
East St. Cloud Ready For a Transformation

Monday, December 24, 2018

There’s a new push to recreate the historical magic of east St. Cloud. Redevelopment projects such as plans for new shops and restaurants have been...
Proud Partnership with the Initiative Foundation

Monday, December 17, 2018

The Benton Economic Partnership is proud to work with the Initiative Foundation. It’s an organization committed to strengthening the economy in central Minnesota. Part of...
Custom Catering by Short Stop serves up success

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

From weddings and parties to reunions and banquets, Custom Catering by Short Stop serves up delicious meals to large groups across Central Minnesota. They've been in the...
Nominations now open for 5 Under 40

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Which business leaders are making an impact in both career and community? Who has demonstrated the ability to exchange ideas with other generations to improve...
Innovation Voucher Award Program

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Financial Awards Give Small Businesses Access to Technical Assistance The Innovation Voucher Award Program provides $5,000 to $25,000 awards to help small businesses purchase technical assistance and services...
3 Percent

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

MN's unemployment rate has been at or below 4 percent for four years straight Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since June...
Qualified Opportunity Funds Are Taking Shape

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Is Minnesota Ready? The Kresge Foundation released this article last Friday providing a picture of how some of the first Qualified Opportunity Funds are taking shape. Nearly 150...
Minnesota solar market surges

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Minnesota’s solar market grew significantly in the first quarter, adding 105 megawatts of power, the fifth most among states during that time, according to data...
Sampling the Flavors of Benton County

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Harvest is the perfect season to check out the Hops Capital of Minnesota Beer lovers: now is the perfect time to visit Benton County. This area...
America's Top States for Business 2018

Friday, August 03, 2018

A scorecard on state economic climate We score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse...
Choose Your Home in Benton County

Monday, July 30, 2018

Does your family want to live in a bustling city? Or do you prefer to own a few acres in a more rural setting? Benton...
MTO Open for Business in New Global Locations

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) has opened seven international representative locations to provide export promotion and assistance to Minnesota companies selling goods and services globally...
Minnesota's youth labor force growing

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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...
Optimism grows among Minnesota manufacturers

Monday, July 09, 2018

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...
Tour Your Local Hop Farm

Monday, July 09, 2018

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...
U.S. Treasury Approves Minnesota Opportunity Zones

Friday, June 29, 2018

 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...
Why Minnesota is an International Attraction

Monday, March 12, 2018

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...
Minnesota Workers Get a Raise

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

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...
Minnesota Gains 8,900 Jobs in December

Thursday, March 01, 2018

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...
Virnig Manufacturing goes solar

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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...
Mighty Axe Hops 2018 Public Tour Schedule

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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...
Workforce Development Month

Thursday, September 14, 2017

September kicks off National Workforce Development Month. Minnesota is home to nearly 161,000 businesses that employ 2.77 million people. Earlier this year, U.S. News and World...
State Exports Up 7.4 Percent in Second Quarter

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Minnesota companies exported $5.1 billion worth of manufactured, mining and agricultural products in the second quarter of 2017, a 7.4 percent increase from the same...
Minnesota’s Untapped Workforce

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Like many parts of the country, Minnesota is struggling to find workers to fill a growing number of job vacancies. One potential source of workers...