Growth & Justice aims to help policymakers and economic development officials wisely invest Minnesota's limited public resources to strengthen the economy and job growth through:
The public sector plays a role in both long- and short-term economic development in our state. In an economic recovery, this role is even more important. By assisting businesses, laid-off workers and entrepreneurs, along with wise use of available federal funding, the state can emerge stronger. Smart approaches to long-term development, including investments in education and infrastructure, avoiding company-specific tax breaks, and a focus on strengths and growth drivers, can help Minnesota increase economic growth and prosperity.
Guiding principles for state and local economic development policy:
Targeted economic development policy will strengthen Minnesota's economy in the short term, while putting the pieces in place for a prosperous future.