#38 Minnesota


3.53 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

7.13 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

6.56 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

The Minnesota Department of Transportation in March awarded $23.7M in grants to 23 transit providers across the state, to help improve the reliability, frequency and service of their transit systems. The North Star State currently has 44 transit systems serving all 80 counties, with transit ridership in rural areas increasing 12.6% between 2010 and 2014.

Key Industries

Exporting; High-Tech; Tourism

Key Companies

3M
Ameriprise
Best Buy
Cloud Peak Energy
Great Lakes Aviation
Hormel
Land O’ Lakes
Mosaic
St. Jude
Super Valu
Target

Key Contacts

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Shawntera Hardy, Commissioner
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
Saint Paul, MN 55101
651-259-7114
Shawntera.hardy@state.mn.us
https:/mn.gov/deed/

CEO Comments

“Minnesota may have larger taxes than many states, but it has a very diverse economy that helps the state and region suffer less on the downturns. It is the host of 17 Fortune 500 companies; not bad for a state of their population size.”

“Minnesota’s Governor Dayton is responsible for income and estate taxes that are the highest in the USA. His assets are all maintained in South Dakota trusts free of Minnesota state income and estate taxes. He has done everything in his power to increase Minnesota’s taxes on business and worker’s income.”

Current Developments

2016 Regional Report: The Midwest

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