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...

2017 Annual Dinner

Minnesota Business Partnership 2017 Annual Dinner Tuesday, September 26th Reception 5pm | Dinner 6:30pm | Adjourn 8:30pm Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis Confirmed speakers: Governor Mark Dayton and geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan...

Three positive changes for Minnesota schools

In a commentary for the Rochester Post-Bulletin, Charlie Weaver of the Minnesota Business Partnership writes: In the midst of the noise and political machinations, it’s easy to overlook the significant strides lawmakers made this year in several areas, including tax relief, transportation funding, and perhaps most of all, education reform. Continue Reading...

3rd Annual Minnesota Broadband Conference on February 23

The 2017 Minnesota Broadband Conference is coming up Thursday, February 23 at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel. The conference, presented by the Minnesota Telecom Alliance and Minnesota Cable Communications Association, is an educational event that will focus on Net Neutrality, Government’s Role in Broadband, Wireless Spectrum/FirstNet, Technology Advance and Continue Reading...

Minnesota Business Partnership and Tax Foundation release new report on Minnesota taxes and economy

The Minnesota Business Partnership and Tax Foundation today released Minnesota Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Taxes & the Economy, a chart book aimed at informing policymakers and thought leaders about Minnesota’s tax system and overall economic performance. The chart book provides a visual guide of the state’s entire tax code Continue Reading...
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