The Brookings Institution recognizes the Twin Cities’ economy as one of the strongest in the world. The Kauffman Foundation honors our region for its “knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven and innovation-based economy.” Forbes calls Minneapolis/Saint Paul “one of the best metros for business.”

One reason for all the high praise is the Twin Cities’ passion for innovation. In ranking after ranking, Minneapolis/Saint Paul corporations, including giants Ecolab, General Mills, Medtronic, 3M, and Cargill, are touted as the most innovative, admired companies in the world. This relationship with consumers fosters a robust network of suppliers and helps contribute to the dynamic global marketplace.

The latest research from CompTIA shows Minnesota as home to nearly 142,000 tech workers with a total payroll of over $13 billion.  These jobs are well compensated at an average wage of $95,900 – 79% more than the state’s average private sector wage.  Within the next decade, Minnesota is forecasted to host nearly 200,000 technology jobs, not including those in the health-care sector, and MHTA is here to help.

The Minnesota High Tech Association is partnering with RealTime Talent to host the MHTA Talent Exchange – a cutting-edge matching technology that will transform the candidate recruitment process and streamline how employers and candidates connect with each other during the job and internship search process.

Students looking to gain experience at a Minnesota technology company can also find opportunities through MHTA’s SciTechsperience Internship Program.