The purpose of the Council is to reimagine Minnesota’s economic future and recommend policies and strategies for the public, private, and nonprofit sectors that will support shared economic prosperity.
By November 15, 2021, the Council will recommend the following to the Governor and Lt. Governor:
- Immediate actions that can be taken by the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
- Policy changes and investments for potential enactment during the 2022 legislative session, including recommendations on ways that Minnesota might leverage remaining American Rescue Plan dollars to advance equitable economic growth.
By June 30, 2022, submit a long-term roadmap for systemic change in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors that will achieve a more equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient Minnesota economy.
Solicit, receive, and respond to feedback from workers, families, and communities that are representative of Minnesota and our Administration’s priorities for equity and inclusion.
The Council will work closely with the Commissioners of Employment and Economic Development, Human Services, and Labor and Industry. The Council will also benefit from the expertise of other state agencies.
The Council will consult with existing councils and entities, including:
- The Governor’s One Minnesota Council on Inclusion and Equity (“One Minnesota Council”), established in Executive Order 19-01 to address disparities based on race, geography, and economic status and to renew our State’s commitment to ensuring everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
- The Governor’s Community Council on Inclusion and Equity, established in Executive Order 21-13, and through which community members advise, support, and collaborate with the One Minnesota Council.
- The Children’s Cabinet, which places children at the center of government.
The Council’s actions and recommendations will also be informed by consultation with tribal, state, and local governments, businesses, workers, higher education institutions, nonprofits, grassroots movements, and communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the inequitable systems of the past and the pandemic.