Traffic woes ahead: Multiple summer construction projects planned for Interstate 35 and 35W

Thursday, March 07, 2019

A parade of construction projects stretching from Forest Lake to Bloomington along Interstates 35 and 35W will put a summerlong crimp in commuting and slow trips for those heading north to the cabin. The Minnesota Department of Transportation will dig into a new project to add MnPass express lanes on I-35W from Roseville to Blaine and resume work on other projects already underway, including resurfacing in Forest Lake, rebuilding the freeway in Minneapolis and repairing the bridge over the Minnesota River in Bloomington. For drivers, that means more orange cones, lane closures and backups along the 35-mile journey. “There will be a...
Calyxt Aims to Create Healthier Food Ingredients

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

An ambitious Roseville company incubated at the University of Minnesota is harnessing advanced technology to bring healthier food ingredients to market. Calyxt just completed its new Roseville headquarters and is on a fast growth trajectory. Its first commercialized product, a high-oleic soybean, should be available in early 2019. The new FDA ban on the use of trans fats provided the impetus for Calyxt to work quickly to get the soybean to market. The high-oleic soybean has been used to produce oil with zero grams of trans fats and 20 percent less saturated fatty acids than typical soybean oils, which are partially...
Business Spotlight: The Grateful Table

Friday, October 12, 2018

October has been designated as National Women’s Small Business Month. It’s an opportune time to recognize and celebrate the impact female entrepreneurs have on our economy. Today, women own 39 percent of small businesses in the U.S. One example of a successful woman-owned business in Roseville is The Grateful Table. Mary Robideaux and her daughter Christine opened the popular bakery/restaurant in 2015. The Grateful Table has become a Roseville favorite. It recently won a Nextdoor social network poll for "Best Bakery" in Ramsey County. Mary notes that the award is especially gratifying because it was a people’s choice award, with 4,000 people...
Growth Opportunity for Roseville Companies

Friday, August 24, 2018

Traditional economic development practices focused on attracting big companies to an area to boost its economy. In recent years, there’s been a shift towards supporting local entrepreneurs and small businesses. Even though established local businesses are already invested in a community, they often find it harder to get the support they need to expand. The Economic Gardening program, supported by Ramsey County, is focused on helping second-stage businesses. It offers $10,000 in free consulting services geared toward businesses growth. “There’s a sense that there are programs to help entrepreneurs and startups but there’s really nothing for when businesses are ready to take...
CTV names new executive director

Monday, August 20, 2018

CTV North Suburbs, the nonprofit community media center that, among other things, records and broadcasts city council meetings for many area cities, has a new executive director. Dana Healy took over as head of the Roseville-based organization July 16, coming from eight years in a similar position in Danvers, Massachusetts, a city of 27,000 people about an hour north of Boston. “Everybody’s so nice — that ‘Minnesota Nice’ is a real thing,” said Healy, a brand new resident of Shoreview, who has a total of 18 years of community media experience. Continue to full article
Minnesota solar market surges

Friday, August 17, 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 released. Minnesota has total of 849.5 megawatts of solar production, enough power for 116,670 homes, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a trade group. A megawatt is one million watts, and by comparison Xcel Energy’s largest coal-fired and nuclear power plants in Minnesota each have a capacity of over 600 megawatts (though they can operate continuously). Minnesota now ranks 14th among states for total solar power, considerably higher than a couple of years ago....
In a tight labor market, Minnesota employers look to an under-utilized labor pool: workers with disabilities

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

On the main floor of the Minneapolis-based Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI), Karen Howson is busy arranging piles of flat plastic sheets and transferring them to a nearby production line. From there, her co-workers fold the sheets and then carefully place them under sonic welding machines to form corrugated plastic mail trays that will eventually go to the United States Postal Service. In July, Howson will celebrate her second anniversary as a full-time production line worker at MDI, which designs and manufactures plastic totes, trays, boxes and other products for big and small companies, including Amazon, Caribou Coffee, Best Buy and 3M. Continue to full article
Minnesota named third best state for summer road trips

Monday, August 13, 2018

Safety helps make Minnesota one of the best states in the U.S. to take a drive. When the orange construction cones come out, Minnesotans know it’s time to hit the road. Luckily, we live in a state that’s prime for exploring in the summer, making us one of the best in the nation for taking a good ‘ol fashioned road trip. A recent report by WalletHub found that Minnesota is the third-best state for summer road trips. Continue to full article
This Minnesota Startup Built a National Directory for Women-Owned Businesses

Friday, August 10, 2018

MAIA launched earlier this year with a straightforward, single-minded goal: to compile a huge list of women-owned businesses and turn it into an easily-searchable online directory. By developing a platform that made it easy to find women-owned businesses, MAIA founders Kateri Ruiz and Angel Rowell hope to make it easy for consumers to find and support female entrepreneurs across the country. Eden Prairie-based MAIA officially launched in late April, and now has more than 700,000 businesses from across the country listed on its site. But this is just the beginning, Ruiz and Rowell told Minne Inno. There are around 11.5 million women-owned businesses in the United...
Midwest manufacturing growth slows, but still strong

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Minnesota, Midwest saw an increase in June, but the rate has slowed.  Manufacturing growth, while still strong, slowed some in June as producers said they worried about the impact of U.S. trade tariffs and global trade wars. The monthly Mid-America Business Conditions Index, produced by Creighton University, tracks factory conditions in Minnesota and eight other central states. Results for June showed the growth index at 61.8, down from an unusually robust 67.3 in May but still far above the neutral growth 50. Minnesota's index fell to 58.8 from 64.2 in May, putting it seventh among the nine states surveyed. Continue to full article
Everything You Need to Know About Minnesota’s Startup Incubators and Accelerators

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Getting a startup off the ground is hard work, but incubators and accelerators are there to help. They provide early-stage companies with essential resources such as a workspace, mentorship, and often times funding to give them a fighting chance. More and more startups are popping up in the Twin Cities, and right along with them are more accelerators and incubators to help them find success. Accelerators and incubators are similar, but not interchangeable. While incubators offer ongoing support, coaching and connections – operating like a co-working space with benefits – accelerators tend to be structured programs for a certain length of...
More MN workplaces offering 'Summer Fridays'

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

According to a recent survey more than 40 percent of employees will get out of work early or may not even have to work at all on Fridays during the summer. MINNEAPOLIS - Companies are working hard to find innovative ways to keep employees happy and it’s not always money. In fact, a recent study found more than 40% of companies offer some sort of flex Friday or Summer Friday hours. Jealous? Yeah, we are too. We stopped by a few Minnesota companies to see how it works and if it’s really as glorious as it sounds. At executive staffing firm Versique, Summer Fridays are...
Jobs Bounce Back in May – After Weather-related Hiring Pause

Monday, August 06, 2018

Minnesota’s unemployment rate for May dropped to 3.1 percent, with the addition of 10,200 jobs.    With those gains, the state has added 29,188 jobs in the past year, a 1 percent growth rate. Sector details: Manufacturing gained 1,400 jobs in May. Minnesota’s over-the-month growth rate in manufacturing of 0.4% in May was again higher than the US average of 0.1%. Given revised April and preliminary May job numbers, 2018 bodes well for manufacturing. The past four months registered the longest streak of over-the-month gains since December 2014. Job gains were concentrated in Durable Goods manufacturing which gained 1,200 (+0.6%) over-the-month jobs, while Non-Durable...
Minnesota Business Firms Expect Unchanged Conditions for 2019

Friday, August 03, 2018

Firms point to stability in the state’s overall economy ST. PAUL – Minnesota business services firms feel positive about the economy, with nearly 90 percent expecting sales revenue to increase or remain stable next year, according to a joint survey released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Business services firms are less optimistic, however, that productivity and employment levels will grow or remain stable in 2019. Sixty-eight percent expect their supply of workers to remain stable. That’s down from 77 percent last year. Only 7 percent of respondents anticipate labor availability...
Inaugural RoVival in Roseville Aims to Define City, Boost Tourism

Thursday, July 05, 2018

In a globalized society, it’s become increasingly important for cities to forge their own identities and tout the ways they’re distinct from other places. A strong city brand helps fuel economic development as well as community pride. Roseville is holding an exciting event in July that aims to define the city and highlight its strengths. RoVival takes place July 27-29 at the Rosedale Center, which has recently undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation. Julie Wearn, CEO of the Roseville Visitors Association, says the festival name combines “Roseville” and “revival.” Its goal is to raise the profile of the city by bringing in business and...
After nearly 35 years, HED Cycling continues to spin out innovation and growth

Friday, June 29, 2018

Reinventing the wheel wasn’t easy, but it’s what HED Cycling has been doing ever since Anne Hed and her late husband, Steven, founded the company in 1984. It started with just the two of them striving to make the fastest, most aerodynamic bicycle wheels — in their garage. Hed has always strived to build a diverse workforce at her facility and her employees range in age from 19 to 75 years old. The culture that HED Cycling creates at its offices is one that echoes what Hed said are the company's core values: honesty, excellence, dependability, passion and innovation.  Today, HED Cycling employs more than 50 people at...
New Meritex Development Under Construction

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The e-commerce industry is expected to grow substantially in the coming years. Recent polls show that 51 percent of customers now prefer to shop online. With this industry shift, warehousing needs are changing. Locally, the real estate and investment company Meritex is responding to these changes through its building design. The company recognized a need for taller clear height buildings in the Roseville area. Clear height is the amount of usable height for storage. Traditionally, warehouses are built with a 24-foot clear height. Meritex’s new buildings, currently being constructed at 2501-2503 Walnut Street, will have a 32-foot clear height. Taller buildings allow companies...
Goodmanson Construction: a Family Business Success Story

Monday, April 30, 2018

Recent studies indicate family-owned companies may have an edge over non-family owned firms in key areas like innovation and productivity. The assertion is that family-run businesses tend to prioritize people over profits and invest in employees, which helps build engaged and dynamic teams. Goodmanson Construction in Roseville is a prime example of a successful, family-run business. The firm sets itself apart with its tight-knit team, use of cutting-edge equipment and dedication to customers and community.   The second-generation family business has received both local and national honors. Concrete Construction magazine, the industry’s leading publication, selected Goodmanson Construction as one of “America’s Concrete...
Foodies Will Enjoy Rosedale Center’s New Craveable Market

Monday, April 23, 2018

Rosedale Center will soon boast of a 28,000-square-foot culinary marketplace thanks to New York-based Craveable Hospitality Group. Rosedale Center will house the company’s first food hall, a space filled with a variety of food kiosks, operated by this single vendor. Fans of Parts Unknown may be familiar with the concept after viewing the hawker food hall in Singapore. Popular around the world, food halls are a relatively new concept in the United States and one that Craveable Hospitality Group hopes will catch on. A New Way to Dine in Roseville Craveable Market will be a two-story food hall featuring thirteen different food...
Minnesota solar energy employment up almost 50 percent in 2017

Monday, March 26, 2018

Minnesota bucked the national trend in solar energy employment in 2017, posting the second highest job growth by state. Nationwide, U.S. solar energy industry employment fell by 4 percent or 9,800 jobs, according to a report released Wednesday by The Solar Foundation. It was the first decline since The Solar Foundation began tracking jobs in 2010. Total U.S. solar employment was 250,271 last year, with the majority of those jobs in installation. In Minnesota last year, solar employment grew 48 percent, hitting 4,256 jobs, according to The Solar Foundation.  Only Delaware had a larger growth rate: 51 percent. “Minnesota was one of our...
Connect with Hiring Managers and Resources at the Roseville Job Fair

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Are you searching for work or a new career opportunity in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area? Are you in need of resources to gain additional skills or certifications? If so, head to the Roseville Area Job, Career & Resource Fair on April 10th from 9:00am - 1:00pm. It will be held at the Fairview Community Center located at 1910 County Road B, Roseville, MN, 55113. This is the place to connect with local employers who are currently hiring. You can speak directly with hiring managers and HR professionals, making it easier to learn about current opportunities and apply for them on...
State report: Minnesota needs immigrants to fill jobs and maintain economic growth

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Goodwill and compassion aside, Minnesota needs more immigrants to fill job vacancies, sustain economic growth and expand the labor market, which has been shrinking over the years as baby boomers continue to age out of the workforce. That’s the conclusion of a recent report — “Immigrants and the Economy” — that chronicles the past and present of immigration trends to the state and demonstrates how foreign-born workers have contributed to the labor force growth in recent decades. Authored by Steve Hines and Cameron Macht, economists at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), the report also sheds light on the need to keep...
4 Reasons to Stay in Roseville, MN for Super Bowl LII

Monday, January 22, 2018

Super Bowl LII will be played in US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN on February 4th. Fans from all over the country will converge on this bustling city for the game and all of the fun activities leading up to it. If you are one of them, or coming to town as a vendor or support member, we encourage you to stay in Roseville, MN. Here are four reasons why you should book your hotel stay in Roseville. #1. Roseville is close to everything. Part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Roseville is located within ten minutes of Minneapolis and St. Paul, making...
Stay in Roseville for the Super Bowl

Monday, January 15, 2018

Football season is here and the Super Bowl is just around the corner! Don’t let this year’s Super Bowl pass without participating in the big event. Head to the Minneapolis area to participate in activities during Super Bowl week, even if you aren’t lucky enough to have a ticket for the Big Game. We invite you to visit or stay in Roseville while you are here. As a suburb of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, we are conveniently located. Booking a hotel in Roseville could mean a cost savings while still being close enough to enjoy all the fun. We have an...
Super Bowl Visitors to Reach 1 Million

Monday, January 08, 2018

Minneapolis will host Super Bowl 52 on February 4, 2018 at US Bank Stadium, the state-of-the-art home of the Minnesota Vikings. The stadium can seat up to 70,000 but far more people are coming for the big event. The Super Bowl planning committee expects around 1 million visitors to the region, saying that the event will last for ten days with various activities, parties and happenings throughout Minneapolis and the surrounding region. Early estimates put the economic impact of the Super Bowl at $400 million or more. With planning already underway and volunteers being recruited to help with the efforts, Roseville...
Economic Impact of the Super Bowl

Monday, January 01, 2018

Super Bowl 52 will be held in neighboring Minneapolis on February 4th.  A report in the Star Tribune stated that there will be a “$400 million-plus economic impact” on Minneapolis and the surrounding area. This ten-day event could bring 1 million people to the region, sending visitors, volunteers and the media to hotels and restaurants in neighboring cities, like Roseville. This creates an incredible opportunity for Roseville businesses to market to Super Bowl tourists. Now is an excellent time to begin planning for February, launching marketing programs and trying to capture business from visitors looking to book hotels, party venues and...
Calyxt Broke Ground on Roseville, MN Facility

Monday, December 25, 2017

Calyxt, Inc. has broken ground on a new headquarters in Roseville, MN. This cutting-edge, food and agricultural-focused company works with farmers and consumers to deliver healthier food ingredients. With technology that can precisely edit a plant genome, they are eliciting desired traits to create finished products that are exactly as intended, with no foreign DNA. Their technology is highly efficient and revolutionary. Their new concept-to-fork facility in Roseville will house a 40,000-square-foot headquarters, research labs and test kitchens next to an 11,000-square-foot greenhouse and outdoor demonstration areas. The facility is designed to “bolster scientific invention” said Federico Tripodi, Calyxt CEO. This groundbreaking...
Rebiotix to Develop a Cure for Deadly Infection

Monday, December 18, 2017

Roseville-based Rebiotix is developing a cure for the C. diff infection. Approximately 500,000 people are diagnosed with C. diff every year. A dangerous intestinal infection, C. diff is often resistant to antibiotics, causing thousands of deaths annually. Rebiotix is currently testing a therapy that can cure this deadly intestinal infection and hope to launch it by mid-2019. They have already treated their first patient, one out of 270 that will participate in the double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. They are attempting to show that microorganisms from stool donation can be safely used to treat C. diff infections. Once the Phase III trial is...
Crave Now Open at Rosedale Center

Monday, December 11, 2017

Rosedale Center has a new restaurant offering a sophisticated take on traditional favorites. Crave is a contemporary restaurant with sushi and American food on the menu. Their diverse menu featuring items like hamburgers with a twist, seafood, pasta and sushi, ensures that everyone in your group will find something they enjoy. The Roseville location is more high-end than other Crave restaurants and features a unique wrap-around bar in addition to traditional booths and tables. This is the company’s twelfth location and we are delighted that they have chosen to come to Rosedale Center. View their menu or get updates here.
Get Around Quickly with the A Line

Monday, December 04, 2017

  It is easy and fast to get around the Twin Cities when taking the A Line. This rapid transit solution is designed with speed in mind. You pay before you board, the doors are wider to allow people on and off faster and there are fewer stops for the buses to make. An A Line bus will be at each station approximately every ten minutes for the majority of the day. Plus, as an added benefit, each bus has free Wi-Fi. Roseville residents can catch the A Line at the Rosedale Transit Center on the east side of the Rosedale Center,...
Grow Your Workforce: Post Jobs Online

Monday, November 27, 2017

Grow your workforce by attracting new and qualified applicants. The City of Roseville is making it easier to do so by establishing a place on our website where businesses can post local job listings. The City’s website is visited by residents throughout the year as they look for information on resources, events, utilities, etc. These same residents may be unaware of the many job openings within our city. By providing this easy to use tool, we are connecting businesses and residents in a way that can stimulate our economy and provide opportunities for the citizens of Roseville. We encourage your business...
Have You Applied for an Energy Efficiency Loan?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Local businesses are encouraged to apply for the Center for Energy and Environment’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Program. Available to businesses that are making energy efficiency improvements, this loan is offered at a low interest rate. The term can extend out to ten years and the loan amount can be up to $100,000. This is a convenient way to make a commercial property more energy efficient. Whether a business wants to replace all of their lighting, install solar panels or install all new windows, the loan funds can pay for it. To be eligible for the program, both the business and...
Von Maur is Coming to the Rosedale Center

Monday, November 13, 2017

Rosedale Center is undergoing a top to bottom renovation and will be adding the Von Maur department store as a new anchor tenant. The interior of the shopping center is getting a facelift with modern and sleek designs, artistic and statement lighting, luxurious seating, high-end bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology features. Already a popular destination for shoppers throughout the Twin Cities region, Rosedale Center is being renovated to attract the most discerning shoppers. Other anchor stores are also remodeling, creating an environment that is high-end, luxurious, modern and full of every amenity necessary for an enjoyable experience. For videos or updates on the...
Golf in Style and Comfort

Monday, November 06, 2017

The City of Roseville owns an incredible asset in our Cedarholm Golf Course. A community treasure, the golf course and existing clubhouse has been host to many events. Now, the clubhouse is being replaced with a state-of-the-art, beautiful facility. The new clubhouse will be 5,000-square-feet and able to host 100 people, as opposed to the current 60. The addition of a much larger community space will benefit the citizens and businesses of Roseville looking to host gatherings and events. The total project cost is slated to be $3 million, with money coming from an internal loan, the Park Dedication Fund, the Park...
Join Us for OVALumination

Monday, October 30, 2017

Few things are more beautiful than the OVAL lit up by 300 trees, decorated for the holiday season. Many people living in the Twin Cities region have made skating the OVAL a holiday tradition and attending the OVALumination part of their annual festivities. This year, it will be held on November 10th at 6:30. This is somewhat earlier than normal so that a drone video can be created for inclusion in the Super Bowl promotional materials. You can be part of this momentous event by purchasing your OVALumination tickets here. The OVAL will be open for skating the rest of the...
Energy Solutions for Your Home or Business

Monday, October 23, 2017

Xcel Energy® is offering a variety of energy programs that can benefit your home or business. Designed to promote energy awareness and empowerment, these programs can save you money by reducing the amount of energy you use annually. Their energy programs include: deals on energy-efficient light bulbs, cooling rebates, solar rewards, renewable energy options, an online energy assessment, heating rebates and more. Various programs are available for homeowners, renters, business owners and trade partners. They even have an appliance repair and replacement program. If you are not taking advantage of these available savings and discounts, you can do so by clicking...
Digital Marketing Firm Growing in Roseville

Monday, October 16, 2017

Since 1972, Risdall has been creating innovative advertising campaigns, capturing attention and generating results as an innovative marketing firm. As a digital agency, they have won over 200 awards and are continuing to do so through investments in new technology, analytics and talented employees. The company has chosen to headquarter in Roseville, MN and has recently hired Mahmood Khan to lead its Digital Media and Analytics arm. His depth of experience will support the company’s data-driven initiatives and its core mission of remaining innovative and relevant. Risdall’s advertising campaigns have supported businesses in the healthcare, education, manufacturing and retail sectors. To...
Become an NFL Supplier

Monday, October 09, 2017

Super Bowl LII will be held at US Bank Stadium on February 4th. Minnesota small businesses can benefit by participating in the NFL’s Supplier Diversity Program, Business Connect. This program serves qualified, diverse and underutilized businesses such as veteran, women and minority-owned companies. There are several vendor opportunities for the Super Bowl itself and also for many events leading up to it. In addition to creating business opportunities, the program allows for networking, educational workshops and additional business development opportunities to come to the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Roseville businesses are encouraged to participate and can find more information here.  
Comcast Investing in Roseville

Monday, October 02, 2017

Comcast is upgrading its network in the Twin Cities, and they are starting in Roseville. Roseville is slated to be the first city in Minnesota to receive Comcast’s network enhancements, which will make the network faster and more reliable, and ultimately improve the customer experience. These latest network improvements will mean faster internet speeds, a smarter network, and innovations and service enhancements for businesses and individuals. The upgrades will reduce disruptions and maintenance requirements and increase capacity, providing vital quality services for the business community. Over the past several years, Comcast has invested nearly $2 billion in technology and infrastructure in the Twin...
Tapped and Uncorked for Our Parks

Monday, September 25, 2017

Roseville’s premier outdoor live music event is raising money for local parks. Tapped and Uncorked is a fun event featuring live music by GB Leighton, human foosball, food trucks, and samples of beer, wine and spirits. The community is coming together at The Oval on September 29th from 6 to 10pm to have a great time, get to know local businesses, and support our parks. In just three years, this incredible event has raised over $46,000. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. You can learn more about Tapped and Uncorked or read the full list of participating...
A Region-by-Region Look at Minnesota’s Economy

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

In a recent story about Utah’s economy, the New York Times concluded that the biggest economic concern in the state is no longer a lack of jobs, but a lack of workers. Businesses all over the state are struggling to expand because of a labor shortage.  The newspaper easily could have been writing about Minnesota. The state’s tight labor market is a common theme in the six regional stories in the latest issue of Trends magazine. Job vacancies are at or near record highs in every area of Minnesota. The Twin Cities, which accounts for more than 60 percent of the...
Rebiotix $10.00 million Fundraising. Lee Jones Submitted Sep 5 SEC form

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Rebiotix Inc., Corporation just filed form D because of $10.00 million debt financing. This is a new filing. Rebiotix was able to finance itself with $8.52 million. That is 85.15 % of the offering. The total offering amount was $10.00 million. The financing document was filed on 2017-09-05. The reason for the financing was: unspecified. The fundraising still has about $1.49 million more and is not closed yet. We have to wait more to see if the offering will be fully taken. Rebiotix is based in Minnesota. The company’s business is Biotechnology. The form D was submitted by Lee Jones Chief Executive Officer...
State Exports Up 7.4 Percent in Second Quarter

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Exports climb in most global regions, reaching $5.1 billion. ST. PAUL – 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 period a year earlier, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). U.S. exports were up 5.9 percent in the quarter.  Minnesota exports to Asia climbed 13 percent in the quarter to $1.7 billion. Export sales also increased in North America ($1.7 billion, up 0.5 percent) and the European Union ($1.1 billion, up 9 percent).  Other global regions contributing to...
Exporting Excellence

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Minnesota businesses can grow and prosper by getting engaged with global trade The engineers who started Catheter & Medical Design, Inc., (CMD) sought the American Dream, aiming to design, develop, and manufacture medical devices for clients. It didn’t take long after its 2005 start-up that customers around the world came calling.   The Roseville company jumped at these chances and built on them, revving growth and expanding into new specialties. Making catheters, braided and coiled reinforced tubing, and guiding and implement delivery systems for the cardiovascular, neurological, and other minimally invasive surgery markets, CMD exports its products to customers in eight countries in...
Millennials’ Desire for Altruistic Work

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Having overtaken boomers, they're now Minnesota's largest group of workers Millennials have overtaken baby boomers as Minnesota’s largest group of workers. As of the summer of 2017, most millennials have either entered the workforce or will be entering soon. (Although definitions vary, in this research, millennials are individuals born between 1982 and 1997. Generation X are individuals born between 1963 and 1981. Baby boomers were born between 1942 and 1962.) While millennials enter the workforce or continue to advance their careers, many employers are questioning their work values. Despite being characterized as lazy, entitled, disloyal, and high maintenance, millennials have received less criticism and...
Rebiotix to Present at BioCentury's 24th Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

ROSEVILLE, Minn., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebiotix Inc., a late-stage clinical microbiome company focused on harnessing the power of the human microbiome to treat challenging diseases, announced today that it will present at BioCentury's 24thAnnual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference, to be held September 8, 2017 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference Center in New York City. Lee Jones, co-founder, president and CEO, will present Rebiotix's corporate growth strategy and discuss the company's pioneering Microbiota Restoration Therapy™(MRT) platform and rapidly advancing drug development pipeline, highlighted by RBX2660 and RBX7455.  RBX2660 is currently being evaluated in an international Phase 3 clinical trial for the...
Risdall Hires Digital Media and Analytics Leader

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

In the US, full-service digital marketing agency Risdall has hired Mahmood Khan to lead its Digital Media and Analytics arm. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Roseville, Minnesota, Risdall provides a range of marketing, advertising, PR, design, traditional and interactive media, and research capabilities. Khan (pictured) joins from marketing services firm Periscope, where he served as Director of Media and Analytics, leading a team of digital media, paid search and SEO professionals. Prior to this he led international campaigns for clients at outsourced eCommerce solutions specialist Digital River. He is currently a member of the IAB Digital Media Buyer and Planner...
Safeguarding Intellectual Property

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Minnesota businesses can take multiple steps to prevent ex-employees from using and transferring key company information. The term “intellectual property” covers a lot of ground—patents, trademarks and trade secrets. Intellectual property theft could occur any time an employee leaves any company, on good or bad terms. A number of factors can contribute to the likelihood that a company will fall victim to intellectual property theft, and particularly to losing trade secrets. An important Minnesota case from 1983 is Electro-Craft Corp. v. Controlled Motion Inc. An employee of motor manufacturer Electro-Craft left to start a competing company, Controlled Motion. Controlled Motion began making motors similar...
State Adds 7,700 Jobs in July

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Minnesota employers added 7,700 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). In addition, June’s employment figures were revised upward by 4,900 jobs to bring total gains that month to 9,300 jobs. Minnesota has added 66,701 jobs in the past year, an increase of 2.3 percent, compared with a national growth rate of 1.5 percent during that period. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in July at 3.7 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.3 percent. Click here to view the complete article.
Tools for entrepreneurs

Monday, July 24, 2017

Entrepreneurship is not easy. It places huge demands on personal time, energy and resources. It’s typically a process rife with initial failures. Half of all businesses fail within five years. But half of those businesses succeed. How can one help ensure a successful start up? Working with an organization like the Small Business Development Center is an excellent first step. The SBDC at St. Cloud State offers free professional advice and guidance for entrepreneurs. SBDC’s expertise can prove invaluable for the many complex aspects of starting a business, from determining its structure to writing a business plan and finding funding. Read about...
Keeping up with economic development trends

Monday, June 26, 2017

For 50 years, the Economic Development Association of Minnesota has been helping professionals in the public, private and nonprofit spheres keep up to date with the latest economic development strategies, trends and best practices. EDAM’s summer conference is always a wonderful learning experience for those in the field. This year it takes place June 28-30 at the Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. The schedule is full of educational opportunities. Attendees will get expert advice on key topics such as how to navigate the legislature and understand the landscape of the current labor market. There will be time for fun and networking as...
Educational Needs of the Workforce

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Are Minnesotans overeducated? There has been a lot of debate in recent years about whether people will need more or less education to find jobs in the future.  An often-cited study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education estimated that 74 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require some level of post-secondary education by 2020. Others question that figure, pointing to persistent underemployment among Minnesotans with post-secondary degrees.  A story by Steve Hine and Matt Bombyk in the latest issue of Trends magazine addresses that question by examining figures from DEED’s Job Vacancy Survey and other statistical sources.  The analysis concluded that 64.4 percent of...
Lt. Governor Tina Smith and DEED Launch #InnovateMN Campaign

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Shawntera Hardy launched the #InnovateMN campaign, celebrating emerging technologies and discoveries in Minnesota. Throughout the next year, the campaign will highlight Minnesota’s culture of innovation by sharing stories of businesses and entrepreneurs on the cutting edge.  “Innovation is embedded in our identity. Minnesota annually ranks among the top five states in new patents and is home to leading technology businesses,” said Lt. Governor Tina Smith. “Our campaign will highlight the contributions of Minnesota’s innovation economy and connect the next generation of entrepreneurs to available resources. I encourage Minnesotans...
The Case for Diversifying Construction

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Construction was hit harder than any Minnesota industry during the recession, losing nearly 38,000 jobs between 2006 and 2010. The construction industry has come on strong since then and last year was the fastest-growing labor sector in the state.  But with success comes challenges. A story by Oriane Casale in the latest issue of Trends magazine says construction is now struggling to find workers, despite being an industry with above-average pay and low education requirements.  One sign of the tight labor market for construction: The number of job vacancies in the industry climbed from 710 in the second quarter of 2009 to...
Veterans: Want to Find Employment Matched to Your Skills? Try

Thursday, January 26, 2017, the state’s largest job bank, uniquely helps military service members connect with good-fit employers:  The veteran-friendly job posting. Employers that post their job openings on have the option of designating their job ‘veteran-friendly’ to encourage veterans to apply. Job seekers registering on are asked whether they have served in the U.S. military. If they answer ‘yes,’ then job postings with the veteran-friendly designation appear at the top of their job search results. Similarly, the resumes of veteran job seekers automatically appear at the top of employers’ resume search results. Click here for the complete article.

Roseville, MN: The Center of it All!

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