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The Twin Cities of
Minneapolis & St. Paul
The Twin Cities is home to many “up-and-coming” companies on the Russell 200 Index, more than 100 law firms practicing in every area of the law, and it has more small businesses per capita than just about any other region in the country.
The area is consistently ranked among the best places in the country to live, work, play, and do business—both Minneapolis and St. Paul are ranked among the top 12 best cities by Businessweek.
Arts and Entertainment
There is something for everyone in the Twin Cities—world-class museums, performing arts, galleries, professional and amateur sports, and nightlife.
Three internationally renowned art museums are located in the Twin Cities—the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Walker Art Center, and the Frank Gehry-designed Weisman Art Museum.
Minneapolis and St. Paul are both major players in the world of professional sports, with the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Wild, and Timberwolves all calling the Twin Cities home.
From major theater companies to community productions to the beloved Guthrie Theater, the Twin Cities has more theater seats per capita than any area outside New York.
When it comes to live music, it doesn’t get a lot better than the Twin Cities. There are a host of music venues in the area, including the Minnesota Orchestra Hall, the Ordway, legendary First Avenue, the Cedar Cultural Center, and the Dakota Jazz Club, where Prince recently held residence for four nights.
If there’s one thing Minneapolis and St. Paul value beyond education and business, it’s recreation. There are more than 250 parks in the Twin Cities, dozens of lakes, and hundreds of miles of biking, walking, hiking, and running trails.
In fact, the area is consistently ranked among the top in the country for biking and walking.
We have more Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other U.S. city. Target, UnitedHealth Group, Best Buy Co., and The St. Paul Travelers Companies are Fortune 100 companies headquartered here. The diversity of our economy keeps job growth strong and makes us less vulnerable to recession.