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Star Tribune names National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) a 2016 Top 150 Workplace

Award puts NJPA among the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction

Staples, Minn. (27 June 2016) — National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 26. The report can also be found at

Produced by the same team that compiles the 25-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 73,870 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

“At NJPA, we are truly blessed with great team members and an extremely supportive Board of Directors. I am very proud that the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces recognition has confirmed our work environment as one of the top in Minnesota. This recognition is a tribute to everyone associated with our organization,” stated Dr. Chad Coauette, NJPA Executive Director/CEO.

NJPA was ranked 49th on the small-sized company list.

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 1,555 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

About NJPA

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota’s nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.