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The Governor’s Council on Economic Expansion

Overview

The Governor’s Council on Economic Expansion (Council) was established to catalyze progress toward an equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient economy.

The purpose of the Council was to reimagine Minnesota’s economic future and recommend policies and strategies for the public, private, and nonprofit sectors that will support shared economic prosperity.

Many key partners—including tribal, state, and local governments, businesses, workers, higher education institutions, nonprofits, grassroots movements, and communities—have valuable insights that will help the Council achieve its goals. By working together to intentionally rebuild our economy, we will better serve all of the people of Minnesota.

The culmination of work from the Council is a long-term roadmap for systemic change in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors that will achieve a more equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient Minnesota economy.

The Council envisions a future for Minnesota where the essential drivers are in place to create thriving communities and support businesses—a future in which every Minnesotan has access to holistic supports and health equity, where our people and communities drive economic expansion.

Read the roadmap presented by the Council to Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan.

Earlier in their work the Council provided recommendations to the Governor and Lt. Governor:

  • Immediate actions that can be taken by the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
  • Policy changes and investments for potential enactment during the 2022 legislative session, including recommendations on ways that Minnesota might leverage remaining American Rescue Plan dollars to advance equitable economic growth.

Read the recommendations in the Phase I Report of the Governor’s Council on Economic Expansion.

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