Regional Economic Framework

The Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Regional Economic Framework provides a shared vision for the Twin Cities region to the world in inclusive economic growth by welcoming all voices, empowering talent, and igniting innovation. The framework is a collaborative effort between the Metropolitan Council, Greater MSP, and the Center for Economic Inclusion to position the region to be eligible for funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

A draft framework is being reviewed by the Met Council and the partner organizations for approval in August 2020. The draft will be posted by July 10.

Strategic efforts

The framework prioritizes nine strategic efforts both aligned with the following strategic priority areas and aimed at advancing racial equity, particularly for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC). Many are already underway by local governments, business collaboratives with non-profit and community organizations, and by private sector partners.

Job growth, startups and innovation, talent migration, racial inclusion, skills and workforce, regional brand and image, housing affordability, transportation and mobility, and new climate economy.

More about the Regional Economic Framework project

The Regional Economic Framework project will also tie into the metropolitan development guide, Thrive MSP 2040, as the Met Council begins work on the 2050 guide.

Learn more about the framework project (PDF)