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Statement from Charlie Weaver regarding high school graduation rates

Today, the Minnesota Department of Education reported that the state’s graduation rate increased to 81.2 percent in 2014, compared to 79.8 percent the year before. The Minnesota Business Partnership is the state’s leading business voice and is strongly focused on education – particularly making sure students graduate from high school Continue Reading...

Minnesota Business Partnership releases first-ever Health Care Performance Scorecard

State ranks at or near the top for coverage, access, and quality of care, but cost remains major concern Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership today released Minnesota’s Health Care Performance Scorecard, a report that objectively measures the state’s health using a set of 84 distinct data points, and compares Continue Reading...

5 principles for the 2015 legislature

In a January 5th Star Tribune commentary, Charlie Weaver of the Minnesota Business Partnership offers advice to state legislators on the eve of the 2015 legislative session, urging lawmakers to focus on developing the state’s workforce, investing in our transportation system, and improving Minnesota’s global competitiveness. Excerpt: “Remember that we compete in a global economy. Iowa and Continue Reading...