A peek at the history of the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes,” presents us with a rich insight of how early migration from Scandinavian nations and Germany helped shape it. The later migrations from around the world made it truly international. This has all helped shape Minnesota and the international business in Minnesota.
Minneapolis – Saint Paul metropolitan area and surrounding areas are home to many international business headquarters. Such as companies like Cargill, Carlson and Andersen Corporation, US Bancorp, SuperValu, General Mills, etc.
What about the much acclaimed Information Technology environment of the Twin Cities? Looks like they are doing fine and the report released by CIOs of Twin City area noting positively about the prospects for growth, raises confidence. You can check the report here.
The policies of the State of Minnesota have always been friendly to businesses to set shop here. The “Shovel-Ready Site Certification” program puts communities of Minnesota ahead of competition from fellow communities. Financial Assistance from the state in keeping the communities stay vital and contribute to the overall economy has made Minnesota a very attractive destination for investments.
The state routinely conducts trade missions to target countries to increase its exports. The planned trade visit to Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Oslo and Stockholm somewhere in June, 2013 and to South American countries of Brazil, Colombia and Chile in the month of September, 2013, speaks volume on the seriousness of the state to promote international business and trade.
Mission Minnesota is designed to help small and medium businesses go places and aid these companies that are looking to export their products and services to such promising markets.