Recruiting and Retaining Corporate HQs
St. Paul Pioneer Press-10/06/13
In the past few months, three corporate headquarters in the food-and-agriculture sector have been up for grabs, leaving Minnesota officials scrambling to preserve the state's heavy-hitting lineup -- or if the cards fall right, even enlarge it.
Competition Fierce for ADM
Representatives from all 50 states are likely competing for the new headquarters of Archer Daniels Midland, Commissioner Sieben told the Business Journal last week.
Holiday Hiring is Just Around the Corner
Minneapolis Star Tribune-10/04/13
Retailers are expected to be cautious about holiday hiring this year, but DEED's Steve Hine says rising consumer confidence “ought to bode well for hiring” in general.
Forbes magazine recently ranked Mankato 10th on its list of “Best Small Places for Business and Careers.” Among Mankato's many attributes, the magazine cited outdoor amenities like Minneopa State Park, shown above.
Why Minnesota: Northwest
Abundant ag resources – from wheat to sugar beets – fuel northwestern Minnesota's thriving food processing industry. Sugar beets make a substantial contribution to the Minnesota-North Dakota economy. Standout food manufacturing firms include American Crystal, Dean Foods and Lamb Weston, which together employ nearly 1,500 people in the region.
Taking License With Your Business
You’ve cleared some of the initial hurdles on the way to launching your own business. You’ve committed yourself and registered a business structure and name. Everything’s off to a good start. Before you race too far ahead, though, you need to find out whether any aspect of your operation requires a license or permit and then factor into your planning the time it will take to go through the permitting process.