Minnesota Business Partnership to Present Mayo Clinic with Minnesota Legacy Award

Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today announced that Mayo Clinic will receive the 2018 Minnesota Legacy Award. The award is given each year to a Minnesota company that exemplifies the business community’s commitment to corporate responsibility, community leadership, and philanthropy. Mayo will be honored tonight before more than Continue Reading...

Minnesota business leaders honor Banyan Community with Minnesota’s Future Award

Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today announced that Banyan Community in Minneapolis will receive the 2018 Minnesota’s Future Award. Since 2006, the Minnesota’s Future Award has recognized high-performing, diverse schools or education programs for their success in helping all students succeed. Banyan will be honored tonight before more Continue Reading...

Business community partners with health department to fight opioid epidemic

In response to the ongoing opioid epidemic and its impact on Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today released the Opioid Epidemic Response: Employer Toolkit. Opioid addiction continues to be a major public health problem in Minnesota and other states. In 2017, Minnesota recorded Continue Reading...

Statement from Charlie Weaver regarding Minnesota’s academic performance data

MINNEAPOLIS – Charlie Weaver, Executive Director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, issued the following statement regarding Minnesota’s latest round of academic performance data: “Unfortunately, today’s release of academic performance data by the Minnesota Department of Education shows that, once again, student achievement in reading and math remains flat, as it Continue Reading...

School rating system will help Minnesota parents make informed choices

In a commentary for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Business Partnership education committee chairman Pat Ryan writes that the Legislature should pass an easy-to-understand rating system for schools and districts. No one should oppose a transparent, objective and straightforward rating system that helps parents make informed decisions about their Continue Reading...

Tariff threats are bad for Minnesota

In a March 8 commentary in the Star Tribune, Charlie Weaver of the Business Partnership warns that steel and aluminum tariffs could ignite a trade war, harming Minnesota businesses, workers, and consumers. Excerpt: Punitive tariffs do not solve trade disputes. They deepen them by undermining existing trade relationships and inviting retaliation Continue Reading...

Minnesota Business Partnership releases 2018 Blueprint for Reform

Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today released its 2018 Blueprint for Reform, a set of state policy recommendations for lawmakers to consider during the 2018 legislative session. The policy recommendations were developed by the MBP’s member-driven policy committees and are aimed at achieving the following: Fostering economic growth Continue Reading...

Union’s attacks on Minnesota businesses don’t hold up

In a December 28 commentary for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Charlie Weaver of the Minnesota Business Partnership responds to the St. Paul Federation of Teachers’ misleading attacks on Minnesota businesses. These attacks on business are nothing new for the teachers’ union, nor are they limited to St. Paul, but Continue Reading...

MBP honors Carver Elementary for outstanding academic achievement

Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today announced that Carver Elementary School in Maplewood will receive the 2017 Minnesota’s Future Award and a check for $50,000. Since 2006, the Minnesota’s Future Award has recognized high-performing, diverse public elementary schools for their success in helping all students succeed. This year, Continue Reading...

Pat Ryan: Student test results are an alarm and a call to action

In a St. Paul Pioneer Press commentary, Minnesota Business Partnership education committee chairman Pat Ryan weighs in on recent student test scores: “The latest round of Minnesota’s student test scores is out, and there’s little to celebrate. Statewide, barely six in 10 students can read or do math at grade Continue Reading...
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