Minneapolis Meeting Planner's Guide - 2015-2016 Edition

We Mean Business

2015-10-12 01:54:08

As home to the third most Fortune 500 companies per capita in the United States, Minnesota’s creative energy blends with big business to create a welcoming, intelligent community. FORTUNE 500 see what minnesota companies made the list. 14 UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 36 TARGET 69 CHS 72 BEST BUY 98 3M 138 U.S. BANCORP 164 SUPERVALU 171 GENERAL MILLS 203 LAND O’ LAKES 213 ECOLAB 225 C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE 247 AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL 255 XCEL ENERGY 310 HORMEL FOODS 320 MOSAIC 333 THRIVENT FINANCIAL 466 ST. JUDE MEDICAL HOW WE EXCEL: • The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, which recently expanded to downtown Minneapolis, consistently ranks in the top two of U. S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll for America’s Best Hospitals, and ranked No. 1 this year. • In 2015, Fortune included General Mills and the Mayo Clinic on its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. • Minnesota ranked No. 9 on Forbes’ list of the Best State for Business and Careers, No. 7 for Economic Climate and No. 2 for Quality of Life (2014). • Target, St. Jude Medical, C.H. Robinson, General Mills, Ecolab, UnitedHealth Group, Xcel Energy and 3M are among the 50 Most Admired Companies in the World (Fortune, 2015). • CNBC ranked Minnesota the sixth best state for business in 2014. • Opportunity Nation listed Minnesota as the second-best state for achieving the American Dream (2014). • Corporate Responsibility Magazine ranked six Minnesota companies on its list of Best Corporate Citizens: Hormel, General Mills, 3M, Target, Mosaic and Medtronic (2014). • According to Inc., Minneapolis is the No. 7 most innovative city in America (2014). • In 2015, Minneapolis was ranked the second best downtown by Livability.com. • Target was ranked as the No. 8 most generous company in the United States (The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 2014). • Ecolab, Thrivent Financial and 3M made Ethisphere Institute’s list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2014. EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS Being one of the best-scoring states academically, Minnesota has more than its fair share of educational institutions. Our economy thrives on it, and so, too, can meeting planners. From conference facilities to experts, it’s all readily available to you, your attendees and exhibitors. Among Minneapolis’ colleges and universities: • The University of Minnesota • Augsburg College • University of St. Thomas • Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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