Help us set our 2017 priorities!

There are still seven weeks before the election will determine which parties control the Minnesota House and Senate, but it is already time for us to start thinking about our legislative priorities and agenda for 2017. We would like you to help us determine which issues the GMNP should focus on next year. What economic development issues are most important to your community or business? Are there specific state programs that have been beneficial to you that you would like to see the state devote extra attention or funding to? Similarly, are there state programs that you think need to be changed or improved so that they work better the workers and businesses in your area?

We plan to send out a survey to all GMNP member later this fall to get a better sense of the issues we should be working on. In the meantime, we would love to hear from you! Some of you have already shared your ideas and concerns with us and we appreciate the feedback, but we would like to hear from more members. For your reference, the list of our 2016 policy positions can be found here.

If you have any suggestions, concerns or complaints about economic development issues or topics you think we should work on, please contact GMNP Executive Director Dan Dorman at or 612-245-5204.