G&J Rural Project Gets Ink in Worthington The Worthington Daily Globe provided excellent coverage of our recent presentation to the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. We made the case to about 75 local business and community leaders for our Minnesota Rural Equity Project. Other speakers at the meeting reinforced the value of two key principles in that project: investing more in local amenities and infrastructure, and embracing ... Read More
MPR Highlights Our Minnesota Rural Equity Project Last week Minnesota Public Radio’s Tom Weber engaged G&J President Dane Smith and Granite Falls Mayor Dave Smiglewski in a 35-minute on-air conversation about what rural Minnesota needs to revitalize local economies and reduce inequalities and disparities. It was a great way to introduce our Minnesota Rural Equity Project to a wider audience of Minnesotans and thought leaders. Minn... Read More
Southwest Minnesota shows the way on rural education equity Our latest commentary in MinnPost describes "Grow Our Own" an impressive new regional effort in southwestern Minnesota to improve education outcomes and close opportunity gaps in an increasingly diverse corner of our state. Watch for related news and developments early in 2017 with our Minnesota Rural Equity Project, an initiative funded by the Blandin Foundation, and aimed at both inf... Read More
With just a month left of the shortened 2016 legislative session, Growth & Justice is working in tandem with several nonpartisan coalitions, seeking policies and investments to expand prosperity and improve the lives of ALL Minnesotans. We stand with these coalitions and initiatives and urge you to follow our progress and calls to action: MSPWin is pushing for the expansion of funding for “Career Pathways” ... Read More
Gary Cunningham joins G&J Policy Fellow team Growth & Justice is proud to announce that Gary Cunningham, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association, is joining our team of Policy Fellows. In addition to his leadership helping start and grow minority-owned businesses, Gary serves on the Metropolitan Council, is a prominent member of the African-American Leadership Forum and is a&n... Read More
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