GMNP executive director testifies at Senate hearing on child care

In recent months the Greater Minnesota Partnership (GMNP) has recently started exploring options to expand access to affordable child care in Greater Minnesota. The need is great: from 2006 to 2015, Greater Minnesota has seen a decrease in 25,455 childcare spaces. This has an enormous social and economic impact on communities.

This week, GMNP Executive Director Dan Dorman testified at a Senate Human Services Reform Finance and Policy Committee hearing, where he noted how a lack of child care options has hampered economic growth across Greater Minnesota. You can learn more about the committee hearing in this KSTP story and this Mankato Free Press article.

We are glad to see that this issue is getting more attention at the Legislature and in the media. It is also topic that will be discussed at length at the upcoming CGMC Fall Conference on Nov. 16-17, to which all GMNP members are invited. To register for the conference and see the full agenda, go to greatermncities.org/2017fallconf/.