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Working in Minnesota


If you’re considering working in Minnesota, here are some facts about the information technology industry, business environment, and the Twin Cities region.

  • Eight Minneapolis-St. Paul-based companies are among the largest software companies in the world.

  • A number of major companies have data centers in the Twin Cities — Target, Unisys, United Health Group and Thomson Reuters.

  • In 2019, the Twin Cities were in the top 10 best places for people looking for work.

  • A 2013 review of best Minnesota cities for job seekers included several Twin Cities communities.

  • According to the 2009 Forbes “Most Wired Cities” report, Minneapolis ranked seventh among the 30 most wired cities in the country.

  • About 8.5 percent of all jobs in the state are in science and technology (STEM) occupations. Most STEM workers are in information technology and computer-related disciplines.

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul ranks among the top four “Best U.S. Cities for Business” for 2009, according to MarketWatch.

  • The Twin Cities are considered to have a high quality of life.

  • The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is in top rankings of Forbes’ ranking of America’s Best Cities for Young Professionals, with recent positions from 3rd to 10th place.

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul workers have one of the nation’s fastest commutes, outperforming other big markets.

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