By tracking and analyzing trends in areas that affect our quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities. More >
Updated in July:
In the Northwest region, two counties particularly stand out for large shares of Native American residents under age 20: Mahnomen County (56%) and Beltrami County (30%).
As of 2014, persons of color represent ten percent of Greater MN’s total population, compared to 19% for the state as a whole.
Statewide, 80 percent of children who received an early childhood screening were under the age of 5.
By industry, manufacturing contributes the greatest share to Minnesota’s overall economic output (14% of state GDP).
Wilder Research completed its first study of homelessness in St. Paul in 1984. At that time, homelessness had become more prevalent due to recession, closing of psychiatric hospitals, demolition of inferior housing as part of federal urban renewal, and reductions in federal funding.
What is the right question to help resolve the debate about universal preschool? Dr. Richard Chase, senior research manager at Wilder Research, weighs in. Dr. Chase is the author of a new policy brief, Championing Early Childhood Policies that Prevent Social, Economic, and Educational Inequities.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Minnesota Foundation
Otto Bremer Foundation
Greater Twin Cities United Way
The McKnight Foundation
Community Leadership Fund
of The Minneapolis Foundation
Minnesota Initiative Foundations
The Saint Paul Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation