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The Greater Minnesota Partnership is an advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that state policies and funding foster economic growth all across Greater Minnesota.


Mission & History

Since our founding in 2013, the GMNP has served as a relentless advocate for economic development policies and resources that benefit Greater Minnesota.

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We focus on the issues that matter to Greater Minnesota communities, including housing, workforce development, child care, broadband, infrastructure, and rural health care.

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The Greater Minnesota Partnership brings together more than 85 businesses, economic development organizations, local governments, chambers of commerce, higher education institutions, and nonprofits committed to promoting economic growth and stimulating prosperity.

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Join us in speaking up for Greater Minnesota

The GMNP has played a vital role in the passage of key legislation for Greater Minnesota, securing hundreds of millions of dollars to support economic development across the state. By becoming a member, you can help the GMNP become an even more effective advocate for Greater Minnesota businesses and communities.

Latest Updates

LISTEN: 2024 Legislative Session Preview

January 25, 2024 | Comments Off on LISTEN: 2024 Legislative Session Preview

GMNP Executive Director Scott McMahon was featured on the latest episode of the Center for Rural Policy and Development’s podcast “Center of Everywhere.” Scott joined CRPD President and CEO Julie Tesch for a preview of the 2024 legislative session, as well as an early look at the 2024 election. Listen here to hear more about…

Governor Walz unveils proposed capital budget for 2024

January 17, 2024 | Comments Off on Governor Walz unveils proposed capital budget for 2024

Yesterday Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the administration’s proposed capital investment plan ahead of the 2024 legislative session. The recommended package totals $982 million of bonding and cash dollars. Under the Governor’s recommendations, the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure program would receive $3 million. Additionally, Minnesota Housing programs would receive…

DEED: Minnesota added 9,500 jobs in November

December 21, 2023 | Comments Off on DEED: Minnesota added 9,500 jobs in November

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported on December 21 that November marked the fifth consecutive month of job growth in the state. The unemployment rate also dropped slightly to 3.1%, below the national average of 3.7%. Read the full press release here. Contact: (651) 259-1908