Grow Minnesota! Survey

Grow Minnesota! Survey

Community & State Ratings


Please rate the community and state attributes below - based on favorability for business, and importance to your business. A number rating or N/A response is required for each state attribute.
Your specific business name and contact information is optional. 


Rate the local community's business climate


1= Least favorable/4=Most favorable

1=Least important/4=Most important



Education and Training

K-12 Education

Labor Availability

Higher education

Customized Training Programs

Overall workforce quality


Public Transportation

Highway Infrastructure

Air Service

Proximity to suppliers

Quality of Life

Recreational opportunities

Cultural opportunities

Crime rate

Social organizations and networks

Housing supply for workforce

Local Access to Capital

Lending by local financial institutions

Assistance from local governments and/or non-profits

Local Government

Attitude towards business


Local taxes

Local fees


Telecommunications/ Broadband Service

Telecommunications/ Broadband Rates

Electric rates

Electric reliability

1= Least favorable/4=Most favorable

1=Least important/4=Most important



Rate the state's business climate

State taxes

Unemployment insurance

Workers' compensation rates


Environmental and other state permits

Business assistance

Health insurance requirements

Health care costs

Laws affecting civil litigation