Why We Matter
Fostering a prosperous region
The educated, mobile workforce of the future can choose to live anywhere. Successful regions attract skilled workers by providing a high quality of life: a healthy environment, clean water, convenient transit options, parks for recreation and exercise, and housing options.
The Twin Cities region is a great place to live, work,
raise a family and do business; we aim to keep it that
way, and continue to improve it.
50+ years of partnerships
Created more than 50 years ago as "a regional solution for regional problems," the Council has evolved to
meet new challenges over time. In a speech marking the 50th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Council, Chair Alene Tchourumoff cautioned that the Twin Cities region could fall behind peer cities if leaders do not continue to make long-term investments in vital infrastructure like affordable housing and transportation.
The Council's 50th Anniversary celebration highlighted how partnerships help ensure a prosperous, sustainable, competitive region.
The Council's work enhances our quality of life and economic competitiveness: