Minnesota has received several acknowledgments lately as a great place to work and build a career, including Forbes ranking in March, which named Minneapolis the best city to find employment.
Within the last week, Minnesota and the metro area ranked high again on lists from CNBC and Forbes. CNBC’s Top States for Business ranked Minnesota the 7th-best state for business based on measures of competitiveness. Minnesota ranked high in quality of life (8th), education (10th), and infrastructure and transportation (15th). Minnesota ranked 8th last year.
In a ranking of the 200 largest U.S. metro areas, Forbes ranked Minneapolis/St. Paul 34th and Duluth 89th for The Best Places for Business and Careers. Once again, education is a primary factor in Minnesota’s rankings. Minneapolis/St. Paul climbed 23 spots from last year.