About the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities metropolitan area has much to offer, including high employment rates, high per capita personal income and one of the lowest costs of living among large cities in the United States. The state of Minnesota has a dynamic business climate and high quality of life.

Metro & Minnesota Rankings

The Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and Minnesota have some impressive rankings:

  • Fourth best city in the United States for work and family (Fortune Magazine)
  • Top ten best places to start and grow a company (Inc. Magazine)
  • Sixth highest ranked creative large city (Rise of the Creative Class)
  • Third best city for families (Child Magazine)
  • Ninth overall best place to live (Places Rated Almanac)
  • Fourth best place to earn and save (ReliaStar Financial Corporation)
  • Healthiest state (UnitedHealth Foundation State Health Rankings)
  • Best large city in the Midwest (Money Magazine)
  • First for quality of life (United Way of America )
  • First overall (America 's Most Literate Cities)
  • Number one most livable state for seven straight years (Morgan Quinto Press)
  • Sixth most wired (Yahoo Magazine)
  • Second hippest community for young talent (Next Generation Consulting)

General Twin Cities/Minnesota Resources

Explore Minnesota
Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine
Minneapolis Star Tribune (by the St. Paul Pioneer Press)