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The Southwest Light Rail Transit project is moving toward an Oct. 11 goal to obtain consent from the five cities along the line for a new scope that reduced the route's length and number of stations. Officials gave project updates Wednesday at a meeting of the Corridor Management Committee.
It took more than a decade and the help of 11 major funders, but the affordable Greenway Heights Family Housing building designed for large families is up and running. The 42-unit building at 2845 Bloomington Ave. S. is in Minneapolis' East Phillips neighborhood, an ethnically diverse area with immigrants from Nepal, Somalia and Ethiopia, and significant Latino and Asian populations.
Nearly 70,000 jobs in Minnesota fit the definition of green. Those jobs made up 2.5 percent of job vacancies between fourth quarter 2009 and second quarter 2011 in Minnesota.
Before Midwest Energy News hired a full-time reporter, I wrote this article about Minnesota's Renewable Development Fund, which funded renewable energy projects in the state.
The field of hearing-loss technology has advanced dramatically, especially over the last 10 years or so, and one of the top manufacturers of hearing aids has its U.S. headquarters right here in Minnesota, in Bloomington. And no, we're not talking about Starkey.
When the American economy fell through a trap-door in 2008, a lot of banks went with it. Others, trying to survive the fall or avoid the trap altogether, sharply curbed their lending and focused on covering their losses, strengthening their balance sheets and hunkering down until times improved.
With the economy still stalled and not much recovery in sight, what will the 2010 midterm election results mean for business in Minnesota?
Minnesota's first affordable rental project intended for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors is fully occupied. The 46-unit Spirit on Lake Apartments, at the northwest corner of 13th Avenue South and Lake Street in Minneapolis, has been in the works since 2005.
The 2010 Minnesota Manufacturers Register says that industrial employment in Minnesota has fallen by 6.4 percent in the last two years. The state lost 31,385 manufacturing jobs between September 2007 and September 2009.
In July, a former valuations consultant for investment bank Houlihan Lokey marched up and down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan in a sandwich board, hoping to find a job. Not all investment bankers are in such dire straits, but the dearth of mergers and acquisitions has left some scrambling for something else to do.
Twin Citians, it turns out, love their towns for many reasons, including the availability of major amenities like a flourishing arts scene, parks and other recreational perks, and an improving transit picture.
The second quarter of 2010 was primarily a good one for banks nationwide; the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported in August that FDIC-insured banks had posted their best quarterly results in three years, with a $21.6 billion profit in the second quarter.