Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Firms in 122 MN Cities Applied for H1 B visas

Bruce P. Corrie, PhD corrie@csp.edu Firms in 122 Minnesota cities applied for H1 B visas in 2005. These include metro, suburban and rural cities. Minnesota applications were the highest in the Midwest (WI, IA, NE, SD, ND). MN ranked 17 in the nation in H1 B visa applications. The data indicates that Minnesota is increasingly a global economy. Following is a list of cities: Albert Lea, Alexandria, Andover, Anoka, Apple Valley, Arden Hills, Austin, Avon, Bagley, Bayport, Belle Plain, Bemidji, Big Lake, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Byron, Caledonia, Canby, Center City, Champlin, Chanhassen, Chaska, Cokato, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Deephaven, Delano, Dodge Center, Duluth, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Elk River, Ely, Fairmont, Faribault, Farmington, Fergus Falls, Frazee, Fridley, Gaylord, Glenwood, Golden Valley, Grand Rapids Hallock Ham Lake Hastings Hopkins, Hutchinson, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, LeSueur, Lewiston, Little Canada, Mankato, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Marshall, McGregor, Mendota Heights, Milaca, Minneapolis, Montevideo, New Hope, Montgomery, Moorhead, Morris, Mountain Lake , New Brighton, North Mankato, Northfield, Oakdale, Olivia, Onamia, Owatonna, Park Rapids, Perham, Pine City, Pipestone, Plymouth, Princeton, Prior Lake, Ramsey, Red Lake, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rochester, Roseau, Rosemount, Roseville, Saint Paul, Savage, Shakopee, Shoreview, Slayton, Sleepy Eye, Spring Park, St. James, St Louis Park, St. Anthony, St. Cloud, St. Paul Park, St. Peter, Stillwater, Thief River Falls, Tofte, Two Harbors, Vadnais Heights, Virginia, Waite Park, Warren, Warroad, Waseca, Wayzata, White Bear Lake, Willmar, Winona, Woodbury, Wyoming,

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