Located in Midwestern America lies the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” otherwise known as Minnesota. Over 60% of the state’s population can be found in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. The “Twin Cities” are known for its business, transportation, industry, education, and government. The rest of the state is known for its prairie land, farmland, mining, and deciduous forests. Minnesota’s economy is as diverse as its landscape. Today companies like Target, Best Buy, General Mills, Land O’ Lakes, and 3M are all based in the state. Minnesota is an excellent state to raise a family, start a business, to visit, and to live.