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Regional Partnership Announces MSP Regional Indicators Dashboard

Posted by GREATER MSP on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A new MSP Regional Indicators Dashboard will better track our region's economic competitiveness and build a path toward the future.


The regional indicators dashboard is a set of shared metrics that will track the region’s overall success in terms of critical economic, environmental and social outcomes. The Greater MSP region has long been known for its economic strength, cultural diversity and excellent education system. The dashboard will enable leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to better manage growth, focus investment, set strategic priorities and act more quickly in areas requiring cross-sector collaboration.


“The new dashboard is a huge part of working together as a region,” said Michael Langley, CEO of the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership (GREATER MSP). “These shared metrics will help us gauge our region’s strengths and weaknesses as we continue to coordinate our efforts for a prosperous future.”


Regional partners jointly released the dashboard on May 29 at the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce Critical Issues Forum at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. The dashboard ranks the Greater MSP region from 1 (best) to 12 (worst) in a variety of metrics as compared to 11 peer regions nationally.


Monitor the dashboard at greatermsp.org/regionalindicatordashboard.


View a video with regional leaders discussing the dashboard.


The dashboard is a result of the partnership between the following organizations: GREATER MSP; ITASCA Project; Metropolitan Council; Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce; Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Minnesota Business Partnership;  Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce; The McKnight Foundation, and ULI Minnesota Regional Council of Mayors.


The creation of the dashboard was led by a collaboration of these research partners: GREATER MSP; Metropolitan Council; Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; Minnesota State Demographic Center, and Wilder Research/Minnesota Compass. Support for the work was provided by Minnesota Philanthropy Partners through the Living Cities Integration Initiative.