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Engaging Minnesota to Rebuild a Safe & Inclusive Economy

Minnesotans across the state are informing the State of Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Walz-Flanagan Administration receives this feedback in many forms, including virtual and in-person conversations and meetings, letters and emails, and survey responses. Much of this engagement occurs in the course of our ongoing work and communication with partners and leaders in every corner of the state.

The Governor’s Office holds regular meetings with the Tribal Leaders of the eleven Tribal Nations, who share their geography with Minnesota, to facilitate informed decision making and allow for collaboration on matters of mutual interest to the state and the Tribal Nations.

Leaders from the Walz-Flanagan Administration also convene regular meetings and conversations, at least weekly, with representatives from each of the following:

  • Advocacy groups and non-profits representing communities of color and Indigenous communities
  • Businesses, Chambers of Commerce, Trade Associations, and Economic Development Authorities
  • Consumer advocates for older adults and people with disabilities
  • Disability services providers
  • Educators, superintendents, and school districts
  • Labor unions and organizers
  • Long-term care providers
  • Municipalities, counties, and regional coalitions and governing bodies
  • Nonprofit organizations and foundations across a wide range of social issues
  • Places of worship and faith communities

As we have begun the process of safely returning to work , we also conduct regular conversations with organizations in the following categories about how we can safely re-open these sectors over time:

  • Arts, concert halls, museums, and cultural organizations
  • Gyms, yoga studios, and fitness centers
  • Restaurants, bars, and other places of public amusement
  • Salons, barbershops, and tattoo parlors
  • Small retail associations and business-owners
  • Sporting venues and professional sports teams
  • Youth recreational organizations

If we haven't heard from you already – we need to. Please consider sharing your ideas and thoughts about safely re-engaging in workplaces and social settings in our open-ended online form.

Working together, businesses, workers, government, and communities will help Minnesota navigate the COVID-19 pandemic as One Minnesota.

May 4, 2020 update: early results of Engaging Minnesota surveys 

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