Mission & Overview

The Center for Economic Inclusion a cross-sector organization committed to strengthening the Minneapolis-St. Paul region’s civic infrastructure and collective capacity to disrupt systems and influence market forces to catalyze shared prosperity and advance an inclusive economy.

Our regional leadership has been committed to equity but lacked the infrastructure – capacity for establishing and measuring institutional and collective results, scaling promising neighborhood-level strategies and expertise across the region, and facilitating deep, sustainable partnerships across sectors – to achieve inclusive growth together. Until now.

The Center for Economic Inclusion is dedicated to advancing inclusive growth – by elevating data-driven promising practices, advocating inclusive policies, coordinating cross-sector, community-driven development, and piloting strategies that truly close the gaps.

The Center is the nation's first organization exclusively dedicated to advancing economic inclusion across all sectors in a major metropolitan area.