Saint Paul

With a flourishing and supportive business community, a talented workforce of all ages and skill sets, and an array of vibrant community spaces, Saint Paul, Minnesota, is ready to help your business thrive.

Strong, diverse economy

  • There are 17 Fortune 500 companies in Minnesota, concentrated in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, including Best Buy, 3M, General Mills and Ecolab.
  • Saint Paul boasts well-respected companies from diverse industries, including medical, financial, retail, agriculture, packaged goods, energy, technology, and precision manufacturing.
  • Saint Paul experienced a 6.2% growth in jobs from 2011 to 2018.
  • Top employment sectors in Saint Paul:
    • Health care and social assistance
    • Public administration
    • Educational services
    • Finance and insurance
    • Accommodation and food service

Talented workforce

  • Saint Paul is the second largest city in a metropolitan area of more than 3 million people. The city is growing, recently surpassing 300,000 residents.
  • With 58,000 students studying at 11 colleges, Saint Paul is home to the next generation of young professionals.
  • Among residents age 25 and older, 39.3% of the population has a bachelor’s degree or higher. The city’s median age is 31.
  • More than 100 different languages are spoken in Saint Paul. The top four spoken languages are:
    • English
    • Somali
    • Hmong
    • Spanish

Vibrant community

  • Renowned arts and culture activities
    • 52,000 theater seats
    • Three world-class museums
    • Countless historic sites
    • Dynamic live music scene
    • More than 7 million visitors each year
  • Outstanding recreation and infrastructure
    • Home to the Mississippi National River & Recreation Area
    • A highly ranked park system that is consistently named one of the top in the nation
    • Continued investment in bicycle infrastructure, including commuter bikeways connecting downtown with the rest of the metro in every direction

Accessible city

  • Saint Paul has free-flowing accessibility. It is easy for people to get around downtown on foot, by bicycle, on public transit, or in a vehicle, and the city boasts a multimodal freight hub for shipments.
    • Connected transportation system
    • Interstates 94 and 35 intersect
    • 11-mile Green Line light rail connecting the Twin Cities' downtowns and the University of Minnesota
    • MSP international airport ranked among the top airports in North America, with direct flights to Tokyo, Amsterdam, and London
    • Regional airport serving corporate jets located less than 3 miles from downtown

Diverse Neighborhoods

  • Saint Paul is a city proud of its many unique and diverse neighborhoods, many of which have been highlighted for their immense potential and outstanding residents.

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Last Edited: March 13, 2023