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  • Business Journal - The Web edition of the Twin Cities business journal formerly known as CityBusiness. Their Book of Lists is a compilation of thousands of top businesses and executives.
  • Coalition of Minnesota Businesses - The nonpartisan Coalition serves as a communications link between businesses, policy-makers and the public. Their website provides policy proposals and links to related resources.
  • Export Assistance and Exporter Information - Sponsored by the Minnesota District Export Council, this site provides current trade developments, export tools, and links to State and Federal export sites.
  • MBBNet - Features links to over 1200 biomedical, bioscience, and related science-based companies in Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Business Partnership - From a nonpartisan public policy group with the CEOs of Minnesota's largest companies as members, this site features many reports.
  • Minnesota Businesses - From Metronet's Minnesota Web Directory which features nonprofit, for profit, cultural, civic, and other Minnesota-based companies' websites. This index is informational only: Metronet does not endorse these sites.
  • Minnesota Chamber of Commerce - This business advocacy organization provides information on how legislation and policy affect Minnesota businesses.
  • Star Tribune 100 - Annual ranking of Minnesota's largest publicly held companies. Link is to the 2013, 22nd Annual Report.

Company Information

Business Information & Statistics

  • County Business Patterns - State- and county-level U.S. Census Bureau statistics on the number of establishments, employees, and payroll.
  • Data Center - Data and data tools providing a comprehensive look at Minnesota's economy and workforce, from the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
  • EconData.Net - Links to regional socioeconomic data sources, arranged by subject and provider.
  • - The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration manages as a collaborative effort with the 19 Federal Agencies that offer export assistance programs and services. The portal provides statistics such as State Export Data.
  • Economic Census - The U.S. Census Bureau's economic census profiles the economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level.

Other Information

The sites listed on this page are not created, maintained, or endorsed by the Minnesota Legislature.