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Research Briefs



The Greater Minnesota Medical Device Cluster StoryMap shows the location and density of medical device companies, linked companies, and hospitals and clinics.

The Amber Roads of Grain analysis unveils how technological, political, and market shifts in the grain supply chain impact the way local producers and wholesalers navigate their local freight networks—a network that spans road, rail, and barge infrastructure.

The Global Airfreight Networks and Regional Competitiveness StoryMap displays findings from the modeling of Minnesota's evolving medical supply chain. Airfreight is an important factor that contributes to the success and future of the medical device industry, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is a dominant force in medical commodities.