This is something I have been saying for a long time, pound for pound this is a really exceptional business climate in Minnesota. Minneapolis came in first for top city for business. How did your city do?
Big, diverse firms
The Twin Cities region has a high concentration of massive and diverse Fortune 1000 and S&P 500 companies. It also has a significant number of Forbes 400 private companies. Further, Minneapolis-St. Paul has a healthy array of up-and-coming companies on the Russell 2000 index. And it has more small businesses per capita than just about any other city.
The Twin Cities area was the only one of 50 metro regions examined by MarketWatch that placed in the top 12 in all five of those categories, giving it what proved to be an insurmountable lead. It also placed fourth in a check of unemployment statistics.
We left Colorado to move here, in part because it seemed like a better business climate. Guess I was right, Denver came in at #2.