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Shared Prosperity Workgroup

Perspective:  It matters how our regional economy grows. We are committed to creating consistent high-quality economic growth that is environmentally sustainable, represents a diversity of sectors and industries, and creates opportunities for people of all incomes and backgrounds.

Goal: Strengthen regional competitiveness and increase investment and job growth for residents of all incomes and backgrounds in the urban core and along transit accessible corridors.

Workgroup Strategies:

  • Advance 2-3 projects that foster more socially equitable and environmental sustainable economic development
  • Reinforce and connect to on-going work elsewhere in the region focused on the same goal
  • Set the stage for longer-term systematic change while also pursuing tactical projects

Projects:

1) Regional Success Indicators: The most competitive global regions have a common view among their public, private and nonprofit leaders as to what’s most critical to their success.  These best practice regions create a set of shared indicators to measure and track critical areas, spanning social, economic, and environmental outcomes.  The indicators are a shared “dashboard” for leaders to assess regional progress and identify areas that demand cross-sector attention, focused investment, and strategic action. This work will draw from current efforts to create a single, shared set of indicators, supported by a cross-sector regional partnership, to create a common view of the region’s performance.   

2) Urban Competitiveness Strategy: The purpose of this work is to design, develop, communicate and implement an urban core strategy to guide business attraction, expansion, and retention and job creation that supports development and redevelopment in Saint Paul and Minneapolis and connected transit corridors in a manner that achieves Triple Bottom Line results (economic development that is socially equitable and environmentally sustainable).

Work Group Members:

  • Mike Langley, Greater MSP (co-chair)
  • Lee Sheehy, McKnight Foundation (co-chair)
  • Andriana Abariotes, LISC
  • Tawanna Black, Northside Funders Group
  • Maura Brown, Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
  • Caren Dewar, ULI Minnesota
  • Kevin Dockry, Hennepin County
  • Chris Ferguson, Central Corridor Business Resources Collaborative
  • Peter Frosch, Greater MSP
  • Janet Guthrie/Mary Karcz, Ramsey County
  • Mario Hernández, Latino Economic Development Center
  • Jan Jordet, meda
  • Margaret Kaplan, Minnesota Housing
  • Todd Klingel, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Matt Kramer, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Bryan Lindsley, MSPWIN
  • Neeraj Mehta (CURA)/Laurie McGinnis (CTS), University of Minnesota
  • Ellen Muller, City of Saint Paul
  • Cathy Polasky/Daniel Bonilla, City of Minneapolis
  • Jim Roth, MCCD
  • Julia Silvis, Itasca Project
  • Robin Sternberg, DEED
  • Mike Temali, NDC
  • Mark Vanderschaaf, Metropolitan Council
  • Luke Weisberg, LukeWorks LLC

Staff Contact:  Mary Kay Bailey, The Saint Paul Foundation, 651-325-4234, marykay.bailey@mnpartners.org

Meetings & Materials

Meeting Date Time Location Agenda, Materials, & Notes
February 5 1:30 - 3:00 McKnight Foundation

Agenda

Powerpoint

Meeting Summary

March 6 10:00 - 11:30 Greater MSP

Agenda

Powerpoint

Meeting Summary

May 7 10:00 - 11:30 McKnight Foundation

Agenda

Powerpoint

Meeting Summary

August 14 9:00 - 10:30 Greater MSP

Agenda

Presentation

Minneapolis-St.Paul Economic Development Action Strategy Request for Expressions of Interest

Meeting Summary

November 7 10:00 - 11:30 McKnight Foundation

Meeting Packet

Meeting Summary