Housing, child care bills in the spotlight

Last week was a busy time for our efforts to advance the GMNP’s economic development policies, with advocacy efforts in multiple committees across both the House and Senate. On Tuesday, Dan Dorman and Austin City Administrator Craig Clark testified in the Senate Housing Committee in support of SF 752, authored by Sen. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka), […]

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House committee to hear child care bills next week

The House Early Childhood Finance and Policy Committee is scheduled to hear three bills GMNP-supported child care bills next Thursday. All three of the bill are authored by Rep. Liz Olson (DFL-Duluth). HF413 provides $4 million to the six Minnesota Initiative Foundations to expand the impact of their child care provider support initiatives and community […]

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GMNP legislative priorities receive hearings

January is always an interesting time around the Capitol. The first few weeks of hearings are always orienting members to the committee jurisdiction and learning about the various stakeholder groups who are impacted by the body’s decisions. Now that February is here, we are starting to see committees take a more active role in considering […]

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Governor Walz releases his budget

On January 26, Governor Walz released his budget recommendations for 2022-2023. The budget proposes spending $52.4 billion over the next two years, which includes $1.3 billion in new spending. To address the currently projected $1.273 billion deficit and to support the proposed budget, Governor Walz recommended the following: Spend down the budget reserve by $1 […]

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Webinar to explore what happens to the rural workforce during a pandemic

The Center for Rural Policy and Development (CRPD) is gathering a panel of experts to discuss the findings of its latest research, “Pandemic paints a different employment picture in rural Minnesota.”  Join the webinar from 2:30-4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 as they explore the current realities of unemployment, the ongoing problem of high job […]

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Center for Rural Policy and Development features GMNP on podcast

Last week, the Center for Rural Policy and Development (CRPD) released the latest version of its podcast “Center of Everywhere” featuring an in depth conversation with GMNP Executive Director Scott McMahon.  Hosted by CRPD President and CEO Julie Tesch, the conversation included how the GMNP got started, 2021 policy priorities, and an insight into what […]

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Gov. Walz loosens restrictions on businesses

On Wednesday, Gov. Walz held a press conference to announce Minnesota will be loosening many of its previous COVID-19 restrictions and closures. The announcement comes as more than 80,000 people have received their first dose of the vaccine and new cases of COVID-19 in the state decrease. These changes will go into effect Sunday, Jan. […]

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Greater Minnesota Partnership selects Scott McMahon to serve as executive director

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Julie LiewPDF of press release ST. PAUL—Scott McMahon has been selected by the Greater Minnesota Partnership (GMNP) Board of Directors to serve as the organization’s executive director. Created in 2013, GMNP is a nonprofit corporation devoted to advocating for state economic development policies and resources that benefit Greater Minnesota. It has more […]

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Task Force recommends spending $120M to bring broadband to unserved households

The Governor’s Broadband Task Force has released its annual report and funding recommendations to the Legislature. The Task Force is recommending $120 million for the next biennium. This recommendation is based on the projected cost to bring broadband service to the 157,000 unserved households (defined as not meeting 25 mbps upload speed/3 mbps download speed) […]

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