The Twin Cities…positioned to thrive

The Twin Cities…positioned to thrive

The Twin Cities Metropolitan Area is one of the fastest growing regions in the Midwestern United States. With low unemployment, a high-quality workforce, robust transportation, excellent business culture, and high quality of life, Minneapolis-St. Paul is an incredible place to live and work. Residents flock to the beaches in the summer, attend outdoor concerts, and fish […]

About

About

Welcome! from the Metropolitan Council of Chambers On behalf of these metropolitan area Chambers of Commerce, we’re pleased to present the 2013-2014 Welcome! Twin Cities Area Guide, offering timesaving information and valuable insights into the metro area. If you have questions, contact the Chamber of Commerce closest to you. Anoka Area Chamber* 763-421-7130 www.anokaareachamber.com Apple […]

Exploring the Twin Cities suburbs

Exploring the Twin Cities suburbs

Art, culture, dining and shopping right next door. With a combined population of 3.5 million residents, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, make it the thirteenth largest metropolitan area in the nation and unquestionably a cultural Mecca. Perhaps less well known are the growing number of ultra-hip options for art, dining and shopping […]

Finding the right location

Finding the right location

If your family is relocating to the Twin Cities, or you’re just considering a move to another neighborhood, you probably already know that location is everything. The single most important fact about buying a new home is choosing the right location. Location has the greatest effect on your investment. Location affects everything from property values […]

Excellence in education

Excellence in education

Minnesota public and private schools provide quality education and each school offers a unique learning experience. It is important to consider all of the elements that contribute to a school’s overall effectiveness when picking your child’s school. When making educational choices it is important to consider general criteria and the type of school experience you […]

Mother Nature #1 attraction with spectator sports running a close second

Mother Nature #1 attraction with spectator sports running a close second

With Minnesota’s many lakes, rivers and beautiful forests, Mother Nature remains the number one attraction in the Twin Cities and throughout the state. However, with the addition of Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium, spectator sports are running a close second. There are over 12,000 lakes in Minnesota, with over 900 in the Metro area […]

Traveling around the Twin Cities

Traveling around the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities offers extensive options for traveling around the area.  Metro Transit is rapidly expanding light rail and bus service.  The Northstar Commuter Rail system provides service from downtown Minneapolis to Big Lake with connecting coach bus service between Big Lake and St. Cloud.  And, traveling by personal automobile remains one of the easiest […]

Leading edge healthcare

Leading edge healthcare

Top hospitals, ground breaking medical technology, treatment and research combine for a healthy lifestyle. Minnesota is the third-healthiest state in the nation, according to the latest ranking by United Health Foundation. The study concluded that Minnesota’s healthcare strengths include a low rate of deaths from cardiovascular disease, low prevalences of physical inactivity and diabetes and […]

Discovering the good life

Discovering the good life

When the Mall of America was completed in 1992, it quickly became one of the country’s leading tourist attractions. It is the nation’s largest indoor shopping mall. The Mall of America is located on the old site of Metropolitan Stadium, once home of the Minnesota Vikings football and Twins baseball teams. It is so huge […]