Regional Economic Framework

The Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Regional Economic Framework provides a shared vision for the Twin Cities region to lead 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. Read 5 things to know about CARES Act funding opportunity from Greater MSP.

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.

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.