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While most associate Minnesota with cold winters, the fact of the matter is that our city consistently ranks amongst the top for bikeability, health, theaters and arts, literacy, food and beer. We are home to over 15 Fortune 500 companies and have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. We were just voted as the second best state for working moms, we have one of the highest theater seats per capita outside of New York and believe it or not more shoreline than California. 

If winter sports aren’t your thing (think ice fishing or snowboarding) no worries; there are plenty of things to do inside. Countless theater plays, operas, cooking classes and indoor sports just to name a few.

And we would be remiss not to mention our extensive system of pedestrian footbridges connecting various downtown buildings. Known as the skyway they keep downtown dwellers warm during the coldest months and for those of us who would prefer to enjoy the snowglobe effect from inside they afford a beautiful view.