Doing Business Here
Unsurpassed Business Climate
Best Run State in America – 24/7 Wall Street/USA Today, 2017
1st in Fortune 500 Companies Per Capita (Twin Cities); 3rd Per Capita (Minnesota) – Fortune, 2018
1st in 5-Year Business Survival Rate – Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012-2017
1st in Main Street Entrepreneurship, larger states – The 2016 Kauffman Index
2nd Best State Overall – U.S. News & World Report, 2018
2nd Strongest State in the Nation – Politico, 2018
6th in America’s Top States for Business – CNBC, 2018
7th Best Economy – 24/7 Wall Street, 2018
7th in Technology and Science Business Strength – Milken Institute 2016 State Technology and Science Index
8th in Largest Private Companies – Forbes, 2017
Built for Business
Anoka County is the place where businesses can access all the Twin Cities have to offer without the expense and hassle of a more urban setting. Our strong manufacturing base is enhanced with growing, innovative industries: medical devices, plastics, precision instruments, to name a few.
Lower Cost of Doing Business
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
Industrial truck and Tractor Operators
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Packers and Packagers, Hand
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
Billing and Posting Clerks
Bookkeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks
Customer Service Representatives
Computer Systems Analysts
Software Developers, Applications
Anoka County Median Wage
Being close to the Twin Cities, Anoka County businesses have access to a talent pipeline from 34 colleges and universities in the Greater MSP region.
Anoka Technical College – Offers more than 35 programs across the levels of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, diplomas and certificates. Its largest programs include Practical Nursing, Information Technology, Welding and Medical Assitant.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Offers over 100 transferable courses and programs and has an annual enrollment of over 12,000 each year. Its most popular programs include Associate’s Degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Registered Nursing and Business.
Professional & Workforce Training – Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College collaborate on the Professional & Workforce Training Program, which works with businesses to develop customized programs for their employee’s training needs.