Work-Life Balance in Minneapolis-St. Paul

The Twin Cities along the Mississippi River offers its 3.5 million residents some of the nation’s best living and working environment.

Compared to urban areas of similar size, it has a low crime rate, short commute to work, lower than average cost of living, highly educated workforce and a relatively high median household income.

Those factors combined with a strong local economy persuaded NerdWallet to rank Minneapolis and St. Paul as the third and fourth best places to live in 2014.

Business Assets

  • Minneapolis was recently ranked a top city for female entrepreneurs for its organizations like Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota and VentureWomen.
  • The state’s Small Business Investment Credit program encourages emerging small businesses.


Major Companies

Ecolab, a water management, hygiene and food safety company in St. Paul, is earning a global reputation as environmental problem solver.

  • Cargill
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • US Bancorp
  • Target

 Business Information Links

Cowork Places

Startup incubators

Major Attractions

  • Xcel Energy Center, a hockey arena with concerts and events.
  • Walker Art Center, a multidisciplinary contemporary art centerin Minneapolis.
  • First Avenue and 7th St Entry, a downtown Minneapolis nightclub that’s been a stepping stone for musicians like Joe Cocker, U2, Eminem, Tina Turner, Bo Diddly and Prince.
  • Minnehaha Park, a city park on the banks of the Mississippi River with Minnehaha Falls and a national scenic byway.

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This post is by Caren Burmeister. Caren is a retired newspaper reporter turned freelance writer who enjoys yoga and caring for her two fat cats.