Growing prosperity in greater minnesota

Take our Greater Minnesota housing survey!

Share your thoughts on housing needs in your community!

Looking ahead to the 2020 legislative session and beyond, we anticipate that housing will continue to be an important issue at the Legislature. The Greater Minnesota Partnership and its sister organization, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, are currently in the process of gathering information to help shape our legislative goals and agenda on this issue. In order to get a clear picture of the needs in Greater Minnesota, we are asking all of our members to fill out a quick survey at http://bit.ly/HousingSurvey2019. It should take 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on Sept. 13.

The results from the survey will be discussed at our upcoming housing meetings on Sept. 24 in Austin and Sept. 27 in Fergus Falls. More information on the meetings, including an option to RSVP if you would like to attend, are included in the survey.

If you have any questions about the survey or the September housing meetings, please contact Julie Liew at jlliew@flaherty-hood.com or 651-259-1917.

CGMC, GMNP to host housing discussions in September

Looking ahead to the 2020 legislative session and beyond, we anticipate that housing will continue to be an important issue for the GMNP and our sister organization, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC). Housing, or a lack thereof, has a major impact on economic development and growth throughout the state, but oftentimes the conversation at the Capitol focuses on the needs of the metro area. That is why it is critical that the CGMC and GMNP continue be a strong voice for Greater Minnesota on this issue.

In order to hear from our members and better understand the various housing concerns that impact your communities, the CGMC and GMNP are co-hosting meetings in Austin and Fergus Falls that will focus on housing. We encourage all interested city officials to attend. The information gleaned from the meetings will help us shape our legislative strategy on housing for the upcoming legislative session. Continue reading