Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Look Into The Top Industries In Minnetonka

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Minnetonka is a suburban city located in the Hennepin County, eight miles west of Minneapolis. It is one of the best places in the state to look for a job or start a business with its robust roster of big corporations and small businesses. The city also boasts of a low unemployment rate of 4.3 percent.

The top industries in Minnetonka are retail and wholesale trade, health care, and travel, hospitality, and tourism. Minnetonka is home to industry giants such as Cargill, an international food conglomerate ranked by Forbes as “the single largest private company in the U.S.” The UnitedHealth Group, a preeminent healthcare organization ranked six in the Fortune 500 list, is also headquartered in Minnetonka. Other distinguished companies providing employment and business opportunities in the city include SuperValu, St. Jude Medical, and Carlson.

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In addition to these corporations, Minnetonka also houses a significant number of small businesses. There are over 200,000 small businesses in the city, which indicates a lively entrepreneurship environment in the community. According to personal finance website, the city of Minnetonka has the fourth highest rate of businesses per 100 people in the state of Minnesota.

The city of Minnetonka offers plenty of opportunities for both job seekers and entrepreneurs. Its proximity to downtown Minneapolis is also a great advantage for the thriving suburban city.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Brimming with History: Best Landmarks to Visit in Minneapolis

There are numerous modern attractions in downtown Minneapolis, from stadiums and bars to restaurants and shopping centers. The city is hip and thriving and is a massive hit among millennials. However, despite its contemporary style and lifestyle, the city still believes in the preservation and conservation of historical landmarks. So, if the traveler is fond of exploring places with great stories behind them, then he can never go wrong with strolling the streets of the Twin Cities.
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1. Mary Tyler Moore Statue TV show fans will absolutely love this place, which is a definite must-see. The statue, which was built in 2002 and located in the Minneapolis Visitor Information Center at 505 Nicollet Mall, depicts the iconic “hat-throwing” scene done by Mary on her show “The Mary Tyler Moor Show.” Most of the scenes in the show that ran from 1970 to 1977 were shot in downtown Minneapolis.

2. Stone Arch Bridge The Stone Arch Bridge was built in the 19th century. Now, it has become a sightseeing favorite for tourists because of its impressive traditional architecture. James J. Hill built the bridge as a passageway for his trains to cross the Mississippi River. Now, the bridge is almost entirely for pedestrians—runners, bikers, and tourists.

3. Foshay Tower Fans of historical architecture will absolutely love this tower because it was the very first skyscraper to be built in Minneapolis. It was constructed way back in 1929 and is the tallest building between Chicago and the West Coast. The 447-feet high building got its inspiration from the Washington Monument.
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