Best Places to Live

Minneapolis, MN

Population: 421,339

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Minneapolis is one of nine tech hubs in North America that are part of the “Google for Entrepreneurs” network. Also available to innovators in Minneapolis are options such as the Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, Minnesota Small Business Development Center, and the Don McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship.

Business Growth (2011-2015): 16%

Employment Growth (2011-2015): 13%