The Advantages of Starting & Growing in Greater Minnesota (Part 1 of 3)

by Rob Weber


Many of my closest friends in the Twin Cities metro tech community ask me for my perspective of what it is like to build a tech business in greater Minnesota.

Founding W3i eleven years ago in St. Cloud has certainly had its advantages and disadvantages.  Rather than answering this question solely based on my experiences alone, I interviewed several other greater Minnesota tech entrepreneurs for their feedback on this subject.

With so much thoughtful input, I decided to answer this question in a three post series: the first post will focus on advantages, followed by a second post on disadvantages and the third and final will focus on how the Twin Cities tech community can support greater Minnesota tech hubs — and vice versa.

Part I: The advantages of starting and growing a tech company in greater Minnesota.