Growing prosperity in greater minnesota

GMNP members invited to join other community leaders for CGMC Fall Conference

All GMNP members are invited to attend the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Fall Conference on Nov. 15-16 at the Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria. The conference will touch on many issues that are important to our members, including a legislative panel discussion on child care that will be moderated by our own GMNP President, Nicole Griensewic Mickelson.

Other items on the conference agenda include a dinner keynote presentation by KSTP Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser, a presentation by Minnesota Management & Budget Commissioner Myron Frans, and a recap of the 2018 election and discussion on how the results could impact Greater Minnesota.

It should be an interesting and informative conference! If you would like to attend, please register at

It’s time to renew your GMNP membership!

Within the last two weeks, current GMNP members should have received the 2019 membership renewal letter and invoice in the mail. Membership dues can be paid any time between now and February 1, 2019. Please let us know if you plan to continue to be a part of the GMNP team in 2019, even if you are waiting to send in your dues check until later this year or early next year, by contacting GMNP Executive Director Dan Dorman at This will help us plan our program of work for the upcoming year.

As our members know, the GMNP has made great strides over the past few years when it comes to advancing economic development priorities for Greater Minnesota. However, there is more work to be done in 2019 and beyond. As we move into the next year, the GMNP plans to continue to advocate for state policies and investments that will address critical economic development concerns such as the child care shortage, job training/workforce needs, workforce housing and public infrastructure needed to encourage business growth. We look forward to continuing to work with you in 2019 to make Greater Minnesota an even better place to live, work and raise a family!

If you are interested in learning more about how to become a member of the GMNP, or if you are a current member but did not receive a renewal notice, please contact Dan Dorman at