Growing prosperity in greater minnesota

Business and community leaders: 2015 session provides a unique opportunity to deliver for Greater Minnesota

Below is a press release from the Greater Minnesota Partnership.

ST. PAUL—A group of more than 75 businesses, local governments, higher education institutions, chambers of commerce and economic development organizations is calling on Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature to take action on a number of issues that are critical to economic development in Greater Minnesota.

At a meeting today, the Greater Minnesota Partnership (GMNP) Board of Directors set the organization’s 2015 legislative priorities aimed at improving job growth and fostering economic development in Greater Minnesota. The GMNP’s top initiatives for the upcoming session include $200 million for broadband expansion, $20 million for a flexible, employer-driven job training program and $100 million to address the current lack of workforce housing that plagues many Greater Minnesota communities. Continue reading

Come to the GMNP Board meeting, stay for the CGMC Fall Conference

The next GMNP Board of Directors meeting will will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Ramada Plaza in Minneapolis. All GMNP members are welcome to attend, even if you are not on the Board. Following the meeting, members are also invited stay for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Fall Conference.

At the Board meeting, members will discuss and adopt the GMNP’s 2015 legislative positions, priorities and strategies. Some issues that are being considered as possible priorities for 2015 include:

  • Broadband expansion
  • Workforce housing
  • Job training
  • Stopping excessive environmental regulations
  • Transportation funding for roads and bridges Continue reading