Statement Regarding the Chauvin Verdict

The Minnesota Business Partnership, which represents the CEOs and top executives of more than 100 of Minnesota’s largest businesses, issued the following statement regarding the Chauvin verdict: “Today, justice was served and hopefully some measure of healing can begin. This outcome demonstrates that our justice system, while imperfect, can work. Continue Reading...

Statement from Charlie Weaver of the MBP Regarding the Fiscal Forecast

Charlie Weaver, executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, issued the following statement following Minnesota Management and Budget’s release of the state fiscal forecast: “Today’s forecast is welcome news for Minnesotans and reinforces that there is simply no justification to raise taxes on families and homegrown businesses. The improved forecast Continue Reading...

MBP Statement on Governor Walz’s Budget Proposal

Charlie Weaver, executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, issued the following statement regarding Governor Walz’s budget proposal: “Minnesota is blessed to be home to remarkable businesses who are vital contributors to our state’s economy and quality of life. Large homegrown businesses provide more than a half million good-paying jobs, Continue Reading...

Business Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Reach Agreement on Policing Reform

Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today sent a letter to Governor Tim Walz and legislative leaders urging them to move quickly to reach a compromise agreement on policing reform (see letter). Lawmakers recently adjourned a Special Session without reconciling different police reform packages passed by the Minnesota House Continue Reading...

Minnesota Business Partnership Urges Lawmakers to Pass Policing Reform in Special Session

Policy recommendations aim to address police misconduct and increase accountability and transparency Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today released policing reform recommendations in advance of the upcoming Special Session, which convenes on Friday, June 12. The recommendations are aimed at addressing police misconduct and increasing accountability and transparency. Continue Reading...

Minnesota CEOs join Children’s Minnesota in response to recent tragedy

The Minnesota Business Partnership has joined together with business leaders across the state to stand united against acts of racism and violence. Excerpt: As business leaders in Minnesota committed to the principles of greater equity, diversity and inclusion in our companies and in our community, we are deeply saddened and horrified by Continue Reading...

Statement from the Minnesota Business Partnership regarding Governor Walz’s Address

Charlie Weaver, executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, issued the following statement regarding Governor Walz’s May 13 address: “The Governor took an important step toward reopening Minnesota tonight. We know this was not an easy decision, but the Governor’s decision to allow the stay-at-home order to expire and his Continue Reading...

How Ecolab and other MBP companies are helping the state respond to Covid crisis

Twin Cities Business reports on Ecolab’s efforts to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, while helping the State of Minnesota secure the PPE it needs to keep front-line workers safe: In addition to leading Ecolab during the Covid-19 crisis, Baker has been working with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Business Continue Reading...

MBP releases 2020 Legislative Priorities

The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today released its 2020 Legislative Priorities, a set of state policy recommendations for lawmakers to consider during the session that convenes on February 11. The policy recommendations were developed by the MBP’s member-driven policy committees and are aimed at achieving the following: Improving Minnesota’s tax Continue Reading...