Kudos to the Downtown Journal for a great story in their most recent edition about the on-line education success story of Capella University, the new namesake of Minneapolis’ tallest building. “At a time when most of Downtown’s biggest companies are shrinking, Capella University is growing,” the article aptly opens. Although you might not have heard much about it, Capella now has 1,150 administrative employees, quickly becoming one of Downtown’s top 10 largest companies — and it’s growing. With more than 26,000 students worldwide, Capella needed to double the size of its space at 225 South Sixth — now called the Capella Tower. In 2003 Capella entered the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame after being named one of America’s 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fifth year in a row. Capella University is a great example of why Minneapolis is a national education leader, why education is one of our city’s largest job sectors, and why this is a great place to grow a big idea from scratch and make it succeed.
Mayor R.T. Rybak will deliver his annual State of the City Address at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at the new Coloplast North American Headquarters (1601 West River Road North, Minneapolis). Given the economic challenges facing Minneapolis, Minnesotaand our nation, Mayor Rybak will use his Address to lay out a road map with new initiatives for economic recovery in the City and region.
Mayor Rybak will be introduced by Jan Frederiksen, President of Coloplast in North America. Coloplast is a global medical device company that moved its North American corporate headquarters to north Minneapolis in 2008. Coloplast is just finishing construction on a brand new, beautiful headquarters complex on West River Road in North Minneapolis overlooking the Mississippi River and downtown Minneapolis. The event is open to the public. Please contact Helen at 612-673-3742 or Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp.