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immigrant and refugee opportunities

1st Quarter 2013

From 1990 through 2010, the number of people who obtained legal residence in Minnesota from other countries increased nearly two-fold - reaching a record high of over 18,000 in 2009 alone. The cover article for this issue of IQ portrays a new view of our region's growing immigrants and refugees populations - as an emerging market opportunity for businesses and nonprofits.

Other articles in the 2013 first quarter issue cover topics such as building and sustaining community centers, the impact of local purchasing and high school robotics programs as a workforce development tool. 



Global citizens form a powerful, new palette for Central Minnesota business.

Varsity Robotics

High school teams build, battle and gear up for high-tech careers.

Pooled Resources

Depending on its form and function, building a community center can have varying degrees of difficulty.

Once Upon A Town

Built around education and incentives, "buy local" efforts aim to protect prosperity.



The Foundation’s Regional Investment Highlights.

The Right Stuff

When it comes to hiring, what are the deal-makers and deal-breakers?

We Need To Stop Meeting Like This

Effective organizations depend on well-run meetings.

Brand Loyal

Central Minnesota towns roll out campaigns to showcase their unique features.

The Ripple Effect

Buoyed by local generosity, endowment funds help ensure the future of Minnesota lakes.

Team Powdercoating, Hinckley

Products made right here in Central Minnesota.

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