Top global development employers in Minneapolis-St. Paul

By Liana Barcia 17 November 2015

Minnesota’s twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul host a number of satellite and branch offices of leading global development organizations. Photo by: Atlantiquon / CC BY-NC-ND

The state that’s home to thousands of lakes is surprisingly also a hotspot for international development organizations — particularly those working in food, nutrition, human rights and refugee support.

The twin cities of Minneapolis and state capital St. Paul, as well as a few other cities only a stone’s throw away, host satellite and branch offices of leading global development organizations such as World Vision, Heifer International and ACCION International, as well as the headquarters of private charities and foundations like the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the McKnight Foundation.

The Minnesota International NGO Network, which serves as a statewide forum for global development professionals and supporters to learn, network and exchange expertise and ideas, currently boasts over 2,000 active members.

Are you a global development professional living in or moving to Minnesota? Devex compiled a list of some of the biggest global development employers operating out of the North Star State.

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Liana Barcia

Liana is a Manila-based reporter at Devex focusing on education, development finance and public-private partnerships and contributing a wide range of content featured in the Development Insider, Money Matters and Doing Good newsletters. She draws from her experience in business reporting and advertising to generate coverage that is engaging, insightful and relevant to the Devex community.


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