Minneapolis, a busy city in Minnesota that's known for its many rivers and lakes, is home to just over 390,000 inhabitants. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is esteemed for both business and entertainment, and is outranked only by Chicago in terms of Midwestern business, and New York City in terms of live theater performances. It has been named a \Top Tech City\ by Popular Science, and ranked #2 in Kiplinger’s \Smart Places to Live.\
Minneapolis is a modern city that's taken strides to reduce traffic as well as its carbon footprint. The city has built an expansive public transportation network that's used by over 60% of people commuting downtown. There are two light rail systems in the city, the METRO Blue line, and the Northstar Commuter rail, that ferry commuters between the suburbs and downtown. For those who prefer to walk, the Skyway System offers 7 miles of pedestrian walkways. There are also 10,000 people per day who rely on the 34 miles of bike lanes within the city.