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Productivity and Quality Council

Also known as:
Minnesota Council on Productivity and Quality
Active dates:1987- 1989
Function: The Council is to provide information on the importance of productivity and quality in the workplace to Minnesota and its economy. Receive and respond to requests for information concerning productivity and quality. Provide lists of qualified consultants to business and labor. Investigate and monitor developments in productivity and quality.
History: The Council was set to expire 30 June 1989.

The Council was founded in 1987, as a result of Governor Perpich's 1985-86 Commission on Minnesota 's Economic Future. That Commission was given the assignment to study why Minnesota companies were losing their competitive edge, and to propose solutions to strengthen the Minnesota economy through the application of quality principles. A state entity was created as a result of Minnesota Senate Bill 1479 Chapter 316 and the Minnesota Council for Quality and Productivity was formed as a part of the Department of Trade and Economic Development.

The word "productivity" was later dropped from the Council's name, and the organization was eventually spun off into an independent, private non-profit.
Related to:
Minnesota Council for Quality
Membership: 9 members (commissioner of trade and economic development and 8 public members who have backgrounds in or are representatives of management, labor, small business, engineering, or business management education); 4 public members appointed by governor, 2 each appointed by the speaker of the house and senate majority leader; 4-year terms.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 1989, 1988, 1987.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Notes: State Register 1989: "The Council is no longer a state agency as of July 1, 1989." The Council appears to become the Minnesota Council for Quality in 1989.
See the Minnesota Council for Quality website:

We have the "Report of the Minnesota Council on Productivity and Quality (1989) in our collection.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1987-1993.
Record last updated: 02/14/2017

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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