While many may have deprioritized, or even forgotten the Census in the cyclone of COVID-19, Minnesota continues to hold the number one spot in national response rates. Still, many communities in our region are undercounted. These historically undercounted groups include people of color, indigenous people, undocumented immigrants, and low-income persons. A complete count is critical because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding and congressional representation. To learn more about our region's leadership in responding to the Census and the challenges we face to get a true complete count, read this week's blog.
Projected to be the largest ethnic minority in the state, the Latinx community is facing unique challenges magnified by COVID-19. Minneapolis Council Member Cano shares insights from Ward 9 about how local leaders can help.
In Peter’s conversation with Jessica Mogilka this week, we learned that there is a great deal of uncertainty about what is to come for the office market. We do know there is inevitable disruption which will force organizations to make critical choices about their utilization of office space. The GREATER MSP intel team is tracking expert insights and applying regional office market data to understand potential disruptions due to COVID-10, including Greater MSP regional submarket dynamics and changing office space demand.
Jessica Mogilka, executive vice president at JLL, shares practical tips for employers and employees as they think about reentering the workplace, and offers insights from a recent workplace survey about how office as we knew it is changing.
Each month, GREATER MSP releases an overview of key economic indicators for the region that corresponds with state and federal monthly jobs reports, the MSP Economic Pulse. This weekly we’re breaking down the March MSP Economic Pulse to give a taste of how we’ll be able to monitor monthly changes relative to the COVID-19 impact moving forward over the next several months. The March report shows that MSP started to see declining employment and a rising unemployment rate, despite the fact that survey reference periods predated many COVID-19 related business and school closures that occurred late in the month.
General Mills has been an anchor of our region's headquarters economy and of our globally significant food & ag industry. Founded over 150 years ago, General Mills has successfully managed through crises in the past, while supplying food the world needs. In this video, Jeff Harmening shares his approach to solving the short-term demands of COVID-19, while accelerating commitments to long-term goals with global impacts. Additionally, he stresses the importance of cross-sector collaboration to our region's recovery.
COVID-19 has had an impact on every part of our region. For communities of color, the impact has been even more challenging for multiple reasons. Marcus Owens talks about creating an equitable system for relief, shares new survey learnings from Black business owners and stresses the importance and urgency of using this crisis as an opportunity to solve systemic problems.
Everyone to some degree is feeling the impact of this crisis, but what the data is showing us is a disproportionately larger impact on people of color in the Greater MSP region. The challenges faced by people of color include increased health risk and increased economic vulnerabilities, amplifying long-standing structural racial disparities in our region.
Each week the GREATER MSP Intelligence Team will share our latest insights on the economic impact of COVID-19 on the Greater MSP region. We’re listening, monitoring, and tracking national and global analysis from leading experts and delivering insights about what it means to the Greater MSP regional economy.
This week we’re examining business application stats that are now being released weekly from the U.S. Census Bureau.