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Share and Get Involved

There are a number of ways stakeholders can be involved. The research team will collect and analyze public input throughout the study. The final report will incorporate this input. To get involved:

  • Participate in the survey of Minnesota businesses via phone or email that was launched in 2017.
  • Participate in a public forum. The first public forum was held on August 31, 2016 in Minneapolis. Additional public forums will be scheduled once preliminary results are released.
  • Give us your name and contact information to participate in an in-depth interview or focus group.
  • Call the study hotline, or send an email or letter with input.
  • Provide comments on the draft report when it is distributed to the public.


The Minnesota Department of Administration initiated the disparity study in June 2016. Keen Independent Research will submit preliminary results to each participating agency in fall 2017. Preliminary results will be available for public review before the study is completed in early 2018.

Public forums

Additional public forums will be scheduled once preliminary results are released.

Submit Comments

Send an email to the study team at  

Upcoming Public Events

Date Time Location
February 12, 2018 5 pm to 7 pm Minneapolis Urban League
Laura Scott Williams Room
2100 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
February 13, 2018 5 pm to 7 pm The Wellstone Center
Room 31 
179 Robie Street East
St. Paul, MN 55107
February 15, 2018 10 am to 12 pm MnDOT Rochester Headquarters
East and West Mississippi Rooms
2900 48th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
February 16, 2018 11 am to 1 pm MnDOT Duluth Headquarters
Lake Superior Room
1123 Mesaba Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
February 14, 2018 11 am to 12:30 pm Statewide webinar Please contact for the webinar link.
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