Fresh off a successful pilot project in Albert Lea, Dan Buettner is now working with three southern California cities on encouraging healthier lifestyles. In Albert Lea the three-year project produced an average weight loss of three pounds per resident and a 40 percent reduction in city health care expenses.
Initiative aims to double Twin Cities exports by 2017
The plan was formed with the Brookings Institution based in Washington, D.C. Part of the program will help identify potential exporters that aren't aware of an international demand for their product. In 2010, the Twin Cities exported more than $17.5 billion worth of goods and services.