Thank you sponsor: CliftonLarsonAllen

by The TECHdotMN Team

CliftonLarsonAllenIt’s important to recognize those who financially sponsor TECHdotMN because their contribution helps to advance Minnesota’s technology industry.

Thank you CliftonLarsonAllen for reinvesting and supporting the cause!

What does CliftonLarsonAllen do?

CliftonLarsonAllen is one of the nation’s top 10 certified public accounting and consulting firms. Structured to provide clients with highly specialized technology industry insight, the firm delivers assurance, tax and advisory capabilities. Our firm’s personnel are industry-focused which allows us to provide targeted services to companies by individuals that understand the business challenges and risks of our clients, well beyond the accounting and tax matters.

Where is CliftonLarsonAllen headquartered?

Our firm’s national headquarters are in Minneapolis, MN -– we have nine offices across the state and more than 90 offices across the country, in addition to broad international capabilities and resources. The firm has a staff of more than 3,600 professionals overall.

What is something unique about CliftonLarsonAllen?

CliftonLarsonAllen is the largest public accounting firm in the United States with a singular focus on small and mid-sized businesses and entrepreneurs. We take pride in understanding and helping businesses grow from a strategic perspective, not just accounting and taxes. Our unique industry focused approach allows us to provide an impact to the businesses we serve. It is critical that your financial business advisor has experience with both the size and industry relevant to your business. We understand the business risks, capital financing and other challenges and can apply the financial, accounting and tax expertise within that context.

Why do you sponsor TECHdotMN?

We serve some of the most promising startups and entrepreneurs in the state and around the country. TECHdotMN helps us understand the continuing evolution of the marketplace for these entrepreneurs and other key stakeholders. TECHdotMN connects entrepreneurs and service providers that are passionate about growing companies to create jobs and opportunity in our state. Technology businesses contribute greatly to the Minnesota and national economic climate and our firm sees this as a vibrant and growing part of our firm.

What are your thoughts on how the Minnesota tech climate could improve for you as a part of the technology ecosystem?

Our state’s talent in the technology and sciences is critical for our state. This includes continued support and nurturing of Minnesota’s high school and secondary education that promotes our state’s tech industry and opportunities. We also need to ensure we don’t lose our state’s talent and entrepreneurs due to the lack of competitiveness. We also promote a more stable and predictable business climate in our state on issues such as taxes, incentives, regulatory and other business services. In addition, Minnesota has competition for technology and high growth businesses in bordering states, therefore MN needs to provide comparable incentives so we can begin to attract these businesses to our state. MN should also evaluate the effectiveness of the MN Angel Tax Credit and consider making this permanent.