Greater Minnesota: Refined and Revisited
Minnesota State Demographic Center, January 2017, 68 pp.
This report details demographic and economic characteristics of Minnesota's residents using a four-tiered definition of an area--urban, large town, small town, and rural--based on both population size and proximity to other communities. more info >
Getting Prepared 2016
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities; University of Minnesota, October 2016, 45 pp.
Reports data on recent public high school graduates who take developmental (or remedial) courses in Minnesota's two public university systems, as one measure of the state’s performance in preparing K-12 students for college. more info >
Options for Community Arts Training and Support
Intermedia Arts; The Center for the Study of Art & Community, May 2016, 60 pp.
This is a national study of local arts agencies which assesses community arts activity and training opportunities. Its purpose was to provide a greater understanding of the demand and availability of arts-based community development training, and to investigate how Intermedia Arts could extend the value of its learning resources to other communities. more info >
Racial Disparities in Wage and Employment After Graduation
Minnesota Economic Trends, December 2015, 12 pp.
This article explores a variety of educational outcomes, such as earnings and ability to find a good job after college, in the context of racial disparity research. It also considers policies that can reduce racial disparities in post-secondary education outcomes. more info >
Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts
Americans for the Arts, January 2015, 2 pp.
These reports provide data to help understand the scope and economic importance of the arts in America. Two-page summary reports for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, U.S. Congressional Districts, state legislative districts, and all 3,143 U.S. counties are available. more info >
Cross-Currents: Artists and Manufacturers Strengthening Place
Art-Force, April 2014, 6 pp.
In response to job losses and decreases in state funding for the arts in rural communities, Art-Force explored how connecting artists with manufacturing firms in rural communities could create alternative sources of income for artists and revenue for manufacturers, while also creating a social, artistic and commercial connection to place. more info >
Greater MSP Regional Engineering Sector Study
Greater MSP, December 2013, 83 pp.
The Minneapolis/Saint Paul region is host to over 24,000 employed engineers – ranked 14th nationally. The region also graduates over 1,300 engineers in multiple programs at the BS, MS and PhD levels. Greater MSP is seeking to better understand the engineering resources and employment dynamics within their region and identify the types of industries that should be targeted to take full advantage of these resources. more info >