With a population that is expected to exceed 6 million by 2032 and a land size of 86k miles, the State of Minnesota has the unique challenge of supporting both densely populated urban cities and very rural areas. In addition to the high costs of battling severe winters that bring torrential snow, the State must adhere to the high standards it has set for efficiency. The State of Minnesota was named the Best Run State in America in 2017 by USA Today and holds a nearly perfect credit rating from Moody's.
The State has built a substantial "rainy day fund" by keeping costs low and using tax funds wisely. To continue to build savings and reduce unnecessary costs, government officials met with Arch Technology experts to assess the State's network maintenance options.