What are the key ingredients to a more prosperous Minnesota, and how can we lay the foundation – in economy, education, and health – today?
Indicators show cause for concern but also for some optimism: Attendees at the Compass Annual Meeting get the good news and the not-so-good news.
Future prosperity -- How will we get there?
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Steven J. Rosenstone outlines a four-part strategy to better prepare our future workforce and regain Minnesota's competitive edge.
Said Rosenstone, "One of our state leaders put it very vividly when he said 'Changes in workforce needs are coming on like a freight train. We're going to very quickly move from worrying about high unemployment to asking where are the workers?' "
Compass data and trends
Compass researchers Andi Egbert and Craig Helmstetter showed demographics and trends that will make or break our future prosperity, including:
A call to action
Karen Kelley-Ariwoola, Vice President of Community Philanthropy at The Minneapolis Foundation, talked about the OneMinneapolis initiative as an example of how data can frame up and spur action in a community. She exhorted the audience to be: