There’s a shortage of experienced talent in the Twin Cities.

“This wasn’t [a problem] a few years ago,” said Khan, 36, founder of the 10-year-old firm that employs 165. Field Nation matches contract IT and other freelancers with corporate clients. It has doubled in size in three years.

Khan, who came to Minnesota nearly two decades ago from Bangladesh to study computer science at St. Cloud State University, just moved the firm into 35,000 square feet of refurbished space in the Baker Center downtown with an option for more space next door.

“We are growing 30 to 40 percent year-over-year,” said Khan. “And we have a growth plan. We just need more talent. Once they get through the door, they stay here.”

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