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The Governor’s Council on Economic Expansion

Overview

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

The purpose of the Council is to reimagine Minnesota’s economic future and recommend policies and strategies for the public, private, and nonprofit sectors that will support shared economic prosperity. The Council provides an opportunity to center workers in our rebuilding of the economy and further attack poverty, which are priorities of the Walz-Flanagan Administration.

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 Council was asked to provide recommendations to the Governor and Lt. Governor by Nov. 15, 2021, including:

  • 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.

The Council is now working on the second phase of its work to create 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.

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