Minneapolis and St. Paul are Minnesota's beautiful Twin Cities. Minneapolis (JOBS), which is part of Hennepin County, is slightly larger, but St. Paul, which is part of Ramsey County, is the state capital. The two cities go great together, so why separate them?
The region has four distinct seasons. In July, the average high is 83F (28C) and the average low is 63F (17C), while, in January, the average high is 21F (-6C) and the average low 4F (-15C). The Twin Cities feature dozens of lakes and hundreds of parks. Nature lovers flock to the parks in the spring, while summer heats up with outdoor concerts and weekend fairs – and endless opportunities to cycle, inline skate, canoe, windsurf, and fish. The fall brings festivals and farmers' markets offering the best of the autumn harvest. Winter brings downhill skiing, ice-fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing to keep residents active until the cycle of the season begins again.
Not a huge fan of the outdoors? Not a huge problem. The Twin Cities metro area features abundant shopping facilities, including the Mall of America, the nation's largest entertainment and retail complex, which welcomes more than 43 million people annually. The Twin Cities have an ethnically diverse population, which means – among other things – a vast range of restaurants to choose from. After dining, take in a concert, go to the symphony, or head out to the theater – after all, Minneapolis/Saint Paul have been named the "Midwest's performance capital" with more than 30 theaters in operation. Some of these include the famous Guthrie or the historic Fitzgerald, State, Orpheum, and Pantages theatres. Don't want to separate your dining and theatrical outing? Head to the Chanhassen dinner theater in the suburbs. Like sports? Take in a Minnesota Wild NHL game, a Minnesota Twins baseball game, a Minnesota Timberwolves NBA game, or a Minnesota Vikings NFL game.
Within the last couple of years, the Twin Cities, individually or as a unit, have received numerous accolades, of which just a few have included being among the top locations in the country to raise a family and have a baby, as well as being among the most affordable places to live well and the fittest cities in the country.
Minneapolis is a good place to settle because you can have access to the state's wide variety of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. To name a few, you will find Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Medisyn Technologies, Inc. , SurModics, Inc., MEDTOX Scientific, Inc., and Lifecore Biomedical, Inc.
For more information about opportunities in Minnesota, visit The BioMidwest™ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.
Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.
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