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Thriving In Minnesota As A Foreign-Owned Enterprise

Minnesota Foreign-Owned Enterprises

This year's event was entirely virtual, with meetings spread over 90-minute sessions on three consecutive days. We were pleased to again have JPMorgan Chase as a co-organizer.

Our speakers included:

  • Governor Tim Walz and DEED Commissioner Steve Grove providing remarks on Minnesota’s perseverance throughout the pandemic and our commitment to helping businesses in the state.
  • Voices of experience on adapting to the pandemic and positioning business for what comes next with:
    • John Walter, President, DiaSorin Inc.
    • Nick Donohue, Managing Director and Head of Business Continuity for Commercial Banking, JPMorgan
    • Chase Kweilin Ellingrud, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • James Glassman, Chief Economist, JPMorgan Chase will present his economic overview
  • Brian Ryks and Jeff Davidman – State and Local Government Affairs, Delta Air Lines, on business travel post-pandemic
  • Susan Brower, Minnesota’s State Demographer, on Minnesota’s population and workforce trends
  • Annie Welch, Director of Projects and Planning, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, on how to access Minnesota’s dual-training pipeline
  • Meredith Beeson, Director of State Government Affairs, Global Business Alliance, on trends and lessons learned from foreign-owned enterprises in the U.S.

The session events were recorded and available here.

Contact: Laurence Reszetar, Director, International Business Strategy

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