Minnesota March 16, 2016
Minnesota Is Number One At All Of These Things
We’ve proved Minnesota is the best state time and time again, but we’ll let the statistics speak for themselves this time. Here are 10 of MN’s number one rankings:
1. Sweet Corn Production
We might not be the first for all corn, but we win at sweet corn every time. In 2014, MN turned out 749,440 tons.
2. Sugar Beet Production
Over half the sugar produced in the US is from sugar beets, and MN is by far the nation's largest producer.
3. Turkey Production
Minnesota is ranked #1 for turkey production and processing in the U.S. We also have more independent turkey farmers than any other state in the U.S.
4. Pea Production
MN tops the list for green pea production in the US!
5. Child Well-Being
Last year, Minnesota made number 1 nationally in the annual Kids Count ranking of states for child well-being. Our kids are well-educated, and healthy as can be!
Minnesota was America's 2015 Top State for Business according to CNBC.
7. Job Creation
In Gallup's 2015 Job Creation Index, Minnesota ranked number one for job creation in the nation. It's our 3rd time in the top 10 since 2008, when the index was started.
Despite what the snow birds might say, Northfield ranked #1 in the nation by Money Magazine for being the best place for well-rounded retirement! And many more MN towns weren't far behind.
9. Coolest Small Town
Grand Marais in MN is 2015's coolest small town in America. Yep, Minnesota is that spectacular, and our gorgeous North Shore town helped us get our natural beauty into the spotlight!
10. State Fair
Everyone knows we have the #1 state fair around, and it's so much fun that we're already counting down the days!
These numbers are the only proof we ever need.