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Creative Economy


The creative economy is fueled not by coal and oil, capital and machinery, but primarily by ideas. Its driver is often the entrepreneur who has come up with a new way of thinking and whose primary resource is his or her creativity--although a corporation can lead in the creative economy too, if its work is mainly based on ideas and information. In creative economy sectors, in which the Twin Cities abound, the greatest asset a corporation can have isn't something physical like coal mines or even software, but it employees. It's their talent and smarts that make enterprises go, and cities flourish.

Features

Hmong Delights

February Arts and Culture: Feasts for the Mind and the Mouth

A Hmong pop-up dinner, electrifying art exhibition, architecture tour of an already iconic brewery and the opportunity to laugh out loud with the nation's funniest Native American author are on our to-do list for arts and culture in February.

ADU in a converted garage

A More Gentle Density: The Potential of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in Minneapolis

What exactly are accessory dwelling units and what does the City of Minneapolis hope to achieve with them?

Laura Zabel

Springboard: A Community Development Organization By and For Artists

Meet Laura Zabel, urban innovator. At Springboard for the Arts, she's leading a national movement to support and engage artists as a vital part of community development.

WC ice palace.jpg

Winter Carnival 2016: Where to Go, What to Do Via Metro Transit

The St. Paul Winter Carnival is a celebration of all things cold, snowy and fun, including bundled-up parades, dazzling ice sculptures and treasure hunts. Here's how and when to get to the carnival’s signature events using Metro Transit.  

OXBO

10 Redevelopment Projects Transforming MSP in 2016

MSP is in the midst of a redevelopment boom that has touched nearly every part of the Twin Cities. Here are 10 projects opening in 2016 that will further transform our neighborhoods and communities. 
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Tech Companies from Scratch

VideoLine: The first Twin Cities Startup Weekend--tech companies from scratch in three days

Between 7 PM Friday, September 17, and the wee hours of Sunday the 19th, ninety-plus young  entrepreneurs gathered in Saint Paul's CoCo coworking space for the first Twin Cities Startup Weekend, a convivial but very focused tech-a-thon whose goal was to pitch, work on, and demonstrate a tech startup in just three days. It was the first Twin Cities outing for an event that has been happening globally since 2007 in more than 100 cities ranging from London and Lisbon to Tokyo, Tel Aviv, and Topeka.
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