Minneapolis skyline on a beautiful day in Minnesota.


You could fill all of the Mall of America parking spaces with the Minnesotans whose jobs are supported by retail.

Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in the communities around the country. Retail is everywhere - especially in Minnesota. Here is a quick look at retail's impact. Download the full report here. 

Minnesota retail by the numbers

Jobs Supported by Retail
Retail Establishments
$46.2 (b)
Total GDP Impact
Direct Retail Employment
$13,606 (m)
Direct Labor Income
$20,775 (m)
Direct Impact on GDP

Retail jobs in Minnesota

Locally owned businesses do more than you think — they build close-knit relationships, support their communities and offer experiences that make an impact and change lives. In this video, Minnesota retailers Grand Jete, Creative Kidstuff, 36Lyn and Uffda Shop show how they offer their customers more than just a place to shop.