By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune
“In 2000, Scott Burns, a Duluth native who studied economics at Dartmouth College, was a 24-year-old junior consultant at McKinsey & Co. with thoughts of getting an MBA. Never happened. Instead, he quit to join his then-business partner to launch a company they’d been contemplating. And they both had wives who made enough to carry them for awhile.”
This year, Burns’ GovDelivery, an Internet-based provider of software tools that help more than 400 states, counties, localities and international governments automatically interact with more than 100 million citizens annually about everything from getting their veterans benefits to licensing a pet. It will hit a record $35 million in revenue, up about 25 percent over 2014.