Minnesota's younger residents are more racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse than older generations, which creates challenges and opportunities. The more we know about Minnesota's children, the better equipped we are to make smart investments in their - and our - future.
Like much of the country, Minnesota is experiencing mixed results as it seeks to emerge from the economic downturn. How well are we building a climate for competitive business opportunities and a prepared workforce to strengthen our economic vitality around the state?
Overall, we have active residents who feel that their work can have an impact, as part of a larger community that can work together for common goals. But are we engaging diverse groups and creating opportunities for everyone?