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  • 5 business lists and databases to use for market research

    May 11, 2022
    Online business databases can be an effective and low-cost way to identify other companies in your market – whether as potential suppliers, competitors or potential customers. Such datasets are often only a starting point, but they can be a valuable tool to assess the landscape and further refine your market research efforts.
  • Grow Minnesota! Spring Quarterly 2022

    May 11, 2022
    The Grow Minnesota! program was founded in 2003 on a simple premise: chambers of commerce and economic development organizations can advance Minnesota’s economy by proactively connecting businesses to resources to grow and expand in the state. This has remained Grow Minnesota!’s core mission for nearly twenty years.
  • Details on recouping UI taxes; frontline worker bonuses

    May 9, 2022
    A UI Trust Fund fix was recently enacted and the new law impacts every employer in the state. Unfortunately, this change happened after employers were billed under the old tax rates and many businesses have already paid these higher taxes. On May 9, the Chamber hosted a webinar featuring DEED Commissioner Steve Grove on employers' UI tax bills, as well as Commissioner Roslyn Robertson of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry on frontline worker bonuses.