REGIONAL DATA


MSP has one of the strongest regional
economies in the nation...
 


MSP performs well relative to peers
on indicators of well-being...

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...which has earned it many accolades and significant national attention.

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 For example, in 2016,  The Atlantic  published a widely-spread article heralding the prosperity of the region entitled, "The Miracle of Minneapolis."

For example, in 2016, The Atlantic published a widely-spread article heralding the prosperity of the region entitled, "The Miracle of Minneapolis."


Yet some are excluded from this economic vitality.


MSP's
economic
exclusion
has also
earned
a national
reputation.

 In   2015,  The Atlantic  published an article about economic exclusion titled, "Minneapolis's White Lie."

In 2015, The Atlantic published an article about economic exclusion titled, "Minneapolis's White Lie."

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1 — Statistics for Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) 2014, from September 2015 Metropolitan Council Report: "Disparities Unmasked"

2 — Metropolitan Council's 2014 "Thrive MSP 2040" report


The rate of business ownership is artificially low for people of color, and especially so in MSP...

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...and it could be changed with targeted interventions

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