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...

MBP supports proposed constitutional amendment to compel education reforms

Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari and Justice Alan Page today announced a proposed constitutional amendment to give every child in Minnesota an equal right to a quality education. The MBP has worked closely with President Kashkari, Justice Page, and a diverse bipartisan coalition on this effort, and we strongly Continue Reading...

Take note, Congress: Minnesota needs this new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal

In a commentary for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Business Partnership executive director Charlie Weaver urges Minnesota’s congressional delegation to take action on the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. Recent trade wars and international spats have shaken many people’s confidence in our nation’s commitment to free and open trade. Ratifying the Continue Reading...

Minnesota business leaders to honor Groves Academy with Minnesota’s Future Award

Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today announced that Groves Academy in St. Louis Park will receive the 2019 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. Groves Academy will be honored Continue Reading...

Taxes and the legislative session: Stop attacking large Minnesota employers

In a Star Tribune commentary, Minnesota Business Partnership executive director Charlie Weaver calls out legislators who have vilified Minnesota businesses in an effort to distract from the debate over harmful proposed tax hikes. In recent weeks, some DFL legislators have vilified unnamed Minnesota companies, accusing them of exploiting tax loopholes Continue Reading...

Changes are needed to serve all Minnesota students; so is urgency

In a Star Tribune commentary co-authored by Minnesota Business Partnership executive director Charlie Weaver, legislators are urged to address the state’s glaring achievement gaps. Despite the widespread belief that Minnesota schools are among the best, the truth is that they’re not the best for all kids: Students of color continue to Continue Reading...