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Strong Local Economy

The Twin Cities didn't suffer as intense a roller-coaster ride from early-twentieth-century prosperity to mid-century decline and late-century struggle-to-recover as many former heavy-industrial cities, mostly thanks to the diversity of our economic base, the health of the major companies that make their homes here, and an entrepreneurial brio that has kept new companies coming. But there have been major ups and downs, including the Great Recession, and there are still areas in our towns that don't share in the general prosperity. Luckily, our governmental bodies, colleges, and think tanks teem with experts in keeping local economies strong, and our neighborhood consciousness emphasizes the local--all of which helps make sure that for every chain store that opens in a mall, a handful of small, promising hyperlocal businesses sprout as well.

Strong Local Economy Features

Cultural Districts + LRT Stops: A Guide to the Central Corridor's Arts and Culture Hotspots

The Central Corridor is becoming the Twin Cities' new cultural hotspot showcasing local diversity, bringing communities closer together, and boosting economic opportunities.

Cooking Up Entrepreneurship in Twin Cities Incubator Kitchens

Incubator or community kitchens have been gaining momentum in the Twin Cities, bringing together food entreprenuers, ingredients, and innovation.

Club E: Networking Group Supports Twin Cities' Startups

From beer sampling to wearable tech to Pecha Kucha, Club Entrepreneur is cultivating new business relationships and startups by supporting Twin Cities' innovators with actionable content and connections.


Jobs, Housing, Transit: Leveraging the Economic Power of the Central Corridor's Anchor Institutions

How key non-profits have forged partnerships with healthcare institutions along the Green Line to generate corridors of opportunity for job seekers, residents, and communities.
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