Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal


Here are Minnesota’s most influential Black executives, per Savoy

Minnesota companies employ several of the nation’s most influential Black executives, according to Savoy magazine. "I am honored to be among a world-class group of Black executives recognized by Savoy Magazine," said Befidi. "Being a leader at a purpose-driven company like 3M provides opportunities to engage beyond our day-to-day business activities in ways that impact the lives of our stakeholders and communities around the world.”

Xcel Energy planning 140-mile Minnesota power line to support wind, solar plants

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL) is offering more details about a planned 140-mile transmission line that will support new solar- and wind-power projects in southwest Minnesota. The Minneapolis-based utility said this week that it has begun contacting landowners and local governments that could be affected by its Minnesota Energy Connection line, which will run between Becker and Lyon County.

Intellectual Property Law Firms

The Twin Cities 24-county metro area includes Anoka, Benton, Blue Earth, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Le Sueur, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Steele, Washington and Wright counties in Minnesota and Pierce and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin. Attorneys were counted as IP attorneys if they spend at least 50% of their time on IP law.Ties were broken by total number of metro-area attorneys. Information on The List was supplied by company representatives through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Business Journal.

Real estate Leads - July 15, 2022

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SPS Commerce buys Gcommerce for $45 million

SPS Commerce (NASDAQ: SPSC) said Wednesday it's agreed to buy GCommerce, a developer of data-exchange tools for the auto parts industry. Minneapolis-based SPS Commerce will pay $45 million for Gcommerce, which is based in Des Moines, Iowa. GCommerce provides electronic data interchange services for auto parts manufacturers, vendors and other businesses that need to find and exchange a multitude of sometimes hard-to-find parts for auto repairs and modifications.