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Feature Story: Optimistic Outlook

Feature Story: Optimistic Outlook

January 17, 2017 No Comments

Political Change Provides Opportunities by Nancy Huddleston Minnesota’s manufacturing leaders acknowledge that it’s hard to separate campaign rhetoric from what will actually happen in Washington, D.C. following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, but they’re optimistic about the new opportunities in 2017. “The idea of structural change in […]

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Shop Profile: Saint Paul Port Authority

Shop Profile: Saint Paul Port Authority

January 17, 2017 No Comments

Advocate For Light Manufacturing When you hear the name Saint Paul Port Authority, “advocate for light manufacturing” may not automatically come to mind, but it should. The Saint Paul Port Authority has been a strong proponent for Minnesota manufacturing dating back to 1962 with the development of Riverview Business Center – a 238-acre site along […]

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Feature Story: More Than a Tour

Feature Story: More Than a Tour

January 17, 2017 No Comments

Lessons Learned From 3M Innovation Center by Melissa DeBilzan 3M claims you are never more than 10 feet away from one of its products or materials. But you probably wouldn’t know it unless you toured the 3M Innovation Center, located on the campus of its global headquarters in Saint Paul, and experienced the breadth and […]

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Cover Story: Inevitable Uncertainty

Cover Story: Inevitable Uncertainty

January 17, 2017 No Comments

Economic Outlook For 2017 by B Kyle As we pause to reflect on 2016 and look to what we can anticipate in 2017, what do we see and what do we know? 2017: INEVITABLE UNCERTAINTY It is worthwhile to pause for a moment to discuss the impact of the November 2016 Presidential election outcomes. Certainly, […]

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E-clusives: State of Manufacturing 2016

Annual Survey Results: It’s About the Economy By Nancy Huddleston What do affordable housing, immigration reform, and depreciation tax...

E-clusives: Global Cities Initiative

Minnesota Reaching Out By B. Kyle The economic recovery is proving to be a work in progress. Policies concerning...