Growing prosperity in greater minnesota

GMNP members receive ‘Progress Minnesota’ awards

Congratulations to GMNP members APEX and Viracon for being chosen as recipients of FInance & Commerce magazine’s 2016 Progress Minnesota awards!

Now in its fifth year, the Progress Minnesota awards recognize individuals, businesses and organizations who are driving business growth and economic development in the state in innovative ways. The GMNP was a recipient of a Progress Minnesota award in 2014.

Click here to see a full list of the 2016 award recipients.

GMNP gears up for the legislative session

The 2016 legislative session begins on March 8 and the Greater Minnesota Partnership is already hard at work advocating for our top priorities. The GMNP determined a list of nine 2016 policy positions last summer, but we will be focusing our efforts on a few main issues during the legislative session:

Workforce housing – The GMNP’s top priority this session is passing legislation that will help address the shortage of middle-income, workforce housing that affects many communities in Greater Minnesota. We are seeking the establishment of a workforce housing tax credit that would be funded at $15 million in FY 2017 and $30 million in FY 2018. The workforce housing tax credit is included in the Senate tax bill, which is held over from last year and currently awaiting action in conference committee. In related news, GMNP Executive Director Dan Dorman met with leaders from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce last week and they expressed an interest in working with the GMNP on this issue. Continue reading