Thursday, January 17, 2013
Metro chambers commissioned the study to find out voters’ opinions about public transportation.
Support for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project has grown significantly over the past year and a majority of Minnesotans support a sales tax increase for transit, according to survey results announced Thursday. The memo that the bipartisan survey team produced on behalf of the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce paints a picture of widespread support for transit in both the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. “Minnesotans understand that planning for economic growth and improving our region’s transportation system is just common sense,” a news release quoted Minneapolis Regional Chamber President Todd Klingel. “This survey shows there is strong support for …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Former TwinWest Chamber of Commerce President Bruce Nustad stepped down in August 2012 after four years.
The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it has selected Brad Meier to serve as its next president. Former TwinWest Chamber of Commerce President Bruce Nustad stepped down in August 2012 after four years to become president of the Minnesota Retailers Association, the statewide trade group representing Minnesota’s retail industry. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am very excited to announce that Brad Meier will join TwinWest Chamber of Commerce on February 11, 2013 as President/CEO. I am especially excited that Brad is bringing his strong member-driven leadership abilities and extensive chamber experience to TwinWest.” TwinWest Board Chair Mike Sowada said. The announcement came after a multi-stage selection …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Bruce Nustad's last day is Aug. 31 and he will be the new president of the Minnesota Retailers Association.
After four and a half years at the the helm of the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, Bruce Nustad is stepping down as president. Nustad is leaving the position to become president of the Minnesota Retailers Association, the statewide trade group representing Minnesota’s retail industry. Nustad has seen the chamber through a tough few years of the economy. With around 900 businesses and 3,000 business leaders, the chamber continues to grow and be part of the west metro community that is "the economic engine of the state," he said. "The decision to leave TwinWest after four and a half years was not a simple one," Nustad said. "At the height of the poor economy, TwinWest knew our focus needed to be on helping businesses and communities grow, not …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Local chamber of commerce hopes for re-election of Paulsen.
Friday, August 17, 2012
The following was released by TwinWest: The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement this week of Congressman Erik Paulsen in his Nov. 6 re-election bid in the 3rd Congressional District race. TwinWest recognizes, now more than ever, that it is critical to have elected officials in Washington who are champions for small business and job creation. "In his second term in office, Congressman Paulsen is a proven leader and strong friend of the Minnesota business community,” said Greg Korstad, shareholder at Larkin Hoffman Attorneys and chair of the TwinWest Board of Directors. “Once again, TwinWest considers Congressman Paulsen to be a ‘Hero of Business’ through his voting record, positions on key issues important to businesses, …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The state rate was 'distorted' by the government shutdown
About 2,900 more Hennepin County residents were working in July than were in June. The county's unemployment rate was 6.9 percent last month, the latest figure available, according to the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). That's a 0.1 percent drop from the 7 percent rate in July 2010. The updated rate in June of this year also was 7 percent. The county labor force in July was 666,784 people. The local unemployment rate was 0.5 percent lower than the state unemployment rate of 7.4 percent, and 2.4 percent lower than the national rate of 9.3. None of these figures are seasonally adjusted. "It was interesting to see the June and July rate stay somewhat stable from month to month," saidBruce Nustad, president of …