Minnesota: All Growed Up

Look at Minnesota all growed up and playing with the big boys.  It seems to me that Minnesota has a little New Brunswick look and feel.  Cold, lots of huntin’ and fishin’ – lots of skeeters.  Maybe we can learn a thing or two about economic development:

Minnesota is home to 19 Fortune 500 companies and ranks ninth among all states with these sought-after giant entities.

Minnesota ranks third in the United States in wind energy production capacity and fourth in ethanol production.

In science, Minnesota is home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester. It positions the state as an international leader in biotech and medical genomics.  Fifteen minutes from Mayo, plans are now underway to develop Pine Island’s 200-acre Elk Run biobusiness park, part of a 2,325-acre master-planned community.

In science, Minnesota is home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester. It positions the state as an international leader in biotech and medical genomics.  Fifteen minutes from Mayo, plans are now underway to develop Pine Island’s 200-acre Elk Run biobusiness park, part of a 2,325-acre master-planned community.

All told, Minnesota’s 94 announced expansion projects in 2008 are worth an estimated $3 billion, and will add or retain an estimated 4,000 jobs.

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