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Perhaps it's time for at least a little concern that Minnesota, a state that gets more than half its general fund revenue from individual income taxes, has the kind of problem that has been brewing elsewhere.
The recent acquisition of Otis-Magie Insurance Agency in Duluth by a firm called Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC was too small to be statewide news.…
Venture capitalist Rob Weber of Great North Labs really wants more Minnesotans to overcome their hesitancy and join promising young technology companies to get in…
For students of business, the whole episode seems baffling.
It turns out that Minnesota is a contender on lots of rankings of the healthiest states.
What really matters now is cutting costs and becoming efficient enough to hang around as the industry consolidates.
He lamented there's no real constituency championing more IT investments, at least until something goes wrong. But that's hardly unique to government.
Shopko stores are being put out of business by competitors who are simply better at delivering what more consumers want.
For those of us who have marveled at how fast business processes seem to change and technology gets adopted, that pace is only going to accelerate.
What he believes in is the long-term business opportunity for the tools and infrastructure.