Growing prosperity in greater minnesota

GMNP adopts policy positions for 2015

The Greater Minnesota Partnership Board of Directors adopted its 2015 policy positions at their fall meeting on Nov. 13. These are the nine issues that the GMNP has chosen to focus its efforts on during the upcoming legislative sessions:

Click here for a full, printable PDF of the of the 2015 Policy Positions.

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