Data shows that the vast majority of new jobs in any region are created by existing firms. In Southeastern Minnesota, a significant portion of those new jobs are created by the Mayo Clinic, the largest private employer in Minnesota. While our region can leverage Mayo’s size and influence in creating jobs beyond healthcare, we also will benefit from a focused effort to stimulate growth in other targeted business sectors. These business sectors represent the most important existing and the most promising emerging business opportunities for our region. They are:
In September 2015, Journey to Growth and two of its Implementation partners hosted a regional familiarization tour through DEED for a national site selector from The Prager Company, Chicago. The Implementation partners included the Red Wing Port Authority and the Port Authority of Winona.