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Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership. Welcome to Greater MSP. Greater Minneapolis Saint Paul: Life Science Market. Mission. Accelerate job growth and capital investment in the Greater MSP Region. WE WILL BE RECOGNIZED as a globally leading economy
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Accelerate job growth andcapital investment in the Greater MSP Region
where business and people prosper.
GREATER MSP will accelerate job growth and capital investment in the Greater MSP Region by:
LEADING regional economic strategy development
BRANDING AND MARKETING our region
SERVING business clients as the region’s “one-stop shop”
$200 billion in GMP
44th largest global economy
More than 3 million residents
THE GREATER MSP REGION
SITE SELECTION ASSISTANCE
COORDINATION OF SERVICES AND PERMITS WITH:
DEVELOPMENT AND COORDINATION OF INCENTIVE PACKAGES INCLUDING:
TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION PARTNERSHIPS
The University of Minnesota has teams specializing in research and licensing agreements for medical devices, diagnostics, biologics, sterilization processes, and materials engineering – the full breadth of potential dental tools and products. The Medical Device Opportunity Licensing Program was designed to make it quick, easy and affordable for design and development companies to license medical and dental device technologies at the idea or proof-of-concept stage.
The Office for Technology Commercialization has had unmatched success in helping ideas prosper. In 2012, the office had 115 patent filings, 71 new licenses, 321 disclosures and 12 University-affiliated start ups.
ALL THE RESOURCES TO BRING YOUR PRODUCTS TO THE U.S.
LifeScience Alley (LSA), the nation’s largest state-based life science trade association, has a 26-year track record of enabling biobusinesses succeed. It is a critical resource to help companies navigate the government approval process and bring their products to the market faster.
The U.S. Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) is a joint venture between LSA and the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. The MDIC is the only public-private partnership created with the sole objective of advancing medical device regulatory science.
Health &Life Sciences
Innovation & Technology
Headquarters & Business Services
Food & Agribusiness
Innovation and technology
Average Salary in Region
Average Salary on Completed Life Science Projects
Source: Occupational Employment and Wages, Q3 2012
1. A robust, diverse economy.
2. A highly educated, productive workforce.
3. A legacy of business innovation.
4. A growing population and labor force.
5. Easy access to regional, national and global markets.
6. Central time zone.
7. Reliable, affordable utilities.
8. Easy to do business.
9. Exceptional quality of life.
10. A hot market for small businesses.
A Scandinavian Heritage & Outlook
Swedish American, 2000 Census
Over 32% of Minnesotans are Scandinavian American.
In the U.S., Minnesota has the second highest concentration of residents who speak Scandinavian languages in their home.
Both Minnesota and Greater MSP are home to the largest number of Swedish Americans in the nation.
The American Swedish Institute (ASI), headquartered in Minneapolis, is a vibrant museum and cultural center. The organization is dedicated to the preservation and study of the historic role Sweden and Americans of Swedish heritage have played in US culture and history.
The historic Turnblad Mansion first became home to the organization in 1929. The new Nelson Cultural Center addition opened in June 2012 and added a welcoming reception area, café, gallery, event center, studio craft classroom, terrace, courtyard, and new Museum Shop space.
The Nelson Cultural Center consists of traditional Swedish aesthetics while prioritizing the use of sustainable technologies. Architectural elements emphasize natural wood, glass, stone and textiles; an open and welcoming layout; and handcrafted detailing.
“The Bachelor Farmer, a modern — even chic — restaurant, opened in Minneapolis last year and playfully blends Scandinavian design and tradition with a handcrafted food ethos and the friendly unpretentiousness of the American Midwest.
“A glossy new wing of the American Swedish Institute opened in July, with a cafe called Fika that serves top-quality Swedish treats like a smorgas (open sandwich) made from local ingredients, bakes its own sourdough rye bread daily and serves powerful coffee with kladdkaka (sticky chocolate cake) and thumbprint cookies, crusted with chopped almonds and filled with gooseberry, lingonberry or raspberry jam.
“This Scandinavian surge is intersecting with the most avant-garde movement in food today: New Nordic cuisine, based on cold-weather crops, traditional foodways and naturalistic presentations… The most trendy ingredients for chefs to work with now include pre-industrial Nordic staples: root vegetables, fish roe, wild greens, venison, dried mushrooms, seaweed and cow’s milk.”
Source: Statistics Sweden
Lake Benton, MN
"Many companies in Sweden are small and afraid to do business in the U.S. This business climate is more familiar in Minnesota than Texas and Colorado and anywhere in the United States. We heard a number that 35 percent of people in Minnesota are related to Scandinavian people. We feel a little bit like home when we go to Minnesota."
CEO of AFAB, a bioenergy consulting firm in Sweden
Project Manager, Business Investment
400 Robert Street North, Suite 1520
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Direct: +1 651-287-5808 | Mobile: +1 651-261-7495