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The Brookings Institution recognizes the Twin Cities’ economy as one of the strongest in the world. The Kauffman Foundation honors our region for its “knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven and innovation-based economy.” Forbes calls Minneapolis/Saint Paul “one of the best metros for business.”
One reason for all the high praise is the Twin Cities’ passion for innovation. In ranking after ranking, Minneapolis/Saint Paul corporations, including giants Ecolab, General Mills, Medtronic, 3M, and Cargill, are touted as the most innovative, admired companies in the world. This relationship with consumers fosters a robust network of suppliers and helps contribute to the dynamic global marketplace.
The latest research from CompTIA shows Minnesota as home to nearly 142,000 tech workers with a total payroll of over $13 billion. These jobs are well compensated at an average wage of $93,500 – 78% more than the state’s average private sector wage. Within the next decade, Minnesota is forecasted to host nearly 200,000 technology jobs, not including those in the health-care sector, and MHTA is here to help.
MHTA’s Technology Job Board allows members to regularly connect with employers. Managers and job seekers alike may post and view available positions, free of charge, making it one of the most effective human resources tools in our industry.
Students looking to gain experience at a Minnesota technology company can also find opportunities through MHTA’s SciTechsperience Internship Program and the iSeek Internship web portal.