Why An Independent Center?
The Center for Economic Inclusion is 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.
A SMART APPROACH TO CROSS-SECTOR & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Ensuring those who’ve been excluded shape solutions and that infrastructure investments link transit, housing, education, and jobs.
A SINGULAR FOCUS ON INCLUSIVE GROWTH
A dedicated regional organization creates ownership, ensures it’s a priority, and provides the leadership, expertise, and resources to support public and private sector efforts. The Center integrates collaborative efforts throughout the 7-county metro region to ensure alignment, ROI, and inclusion.
Businesses, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, local and regional government, foundations, community-based organizations and others align efforts and expertise against our regions seemingly most intractable issues, with a new, relentless belief that it is possible to grow our economy and close our decades-old racial and economic disparities and inequities.