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Video: General Mills CEO on Tackling Global Issues During a Time of Crisis

Posted by: Zach Jenson on Thursday, May 7, 2020
Jeff Harmening

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.

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Video: Magnifying Systemic Issues in Communities of Color

Posted by: Zach Jenson on Thursday, April 30, 2020

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.

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Racial Disparities Amplified During Crisis

Posted by: Amanda Taylor on Thursday, April 30, 2020

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.

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Minnesota business application analysis shows resiliency in crisis, but longer-term challenges

Posted by: Amanda Taylor on Thursday, April 23, 2020

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.

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Video: U of MN President Joan Gabel on Innovative Solutions Through Crisis

Posted by: Zach Jenson on Thursday, April 23, 2020
Joan Gabel

GREATER MSP Board Member and University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel shares the U’s response, innovation and victories through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Signals of Economic Health During COVID-19: Housing Market Activity

Posted by: Amanda Taylor on Thursday, April 16, 2020
Greater MSP Region Housing Market New Listings

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 taking a look at housing market trends in the Greater MSP region to see how COVID-19 is impacting home buying behavior. The health of the housing market, including availability, affordability, and access, is a critical component of overall economic health. It impacts our ability to attract new talent to the region and to maintain stability and certainty for families and individuals who are already here.

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Video: Blue Cross Blue Shield President & CEO Dr. Samitt

Posted by: Zach Jenson on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota President & CEO and GREATER MSP board member Dr. Craig Samitt shares his perspective on the pandemic as a business leader and medical doctor.

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Crisis & Recovery: Exploring Learnings from McKinsey & Company

Posted by: Amanda Taylor on Thursday, April 9, 2020
Greater MSP Region Daily COVID-19 Output Loss

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 building on the insights from Audrey Lucas, Managing Partner of the Minneapolis office of McKinsey and Company. In her discussion with Peter this week, Audrey shared important learnings from McKinsey about the economic impact of COVID-19 and how we can be thinking about moving from crisis to recovery.

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Video: Safeguarding Our Lives and Livelihood

Posted by: Zach Jenson on Thursday, April 9, 2020
Audrey Lucas and Peter Frosch

The health and economic effects of COVID-19 are being felt regionally, nationally and globally. Audrey Lucas, GREATER MSP Board Member and Managing Partner at McKinsey & Company, talks with Peter Frosch about what McKinsey is learning about the pandemic in other parts of the world, strategies we might employ here in Minnesota, and why it’s not too early to start thinking about a plan for economic recovery.

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We're Tracking This Week: Real-time Look at Hiring Behavior in the Greater MSP Region

Posted by: Amanda Taylor on Friday, April 3, 2020

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 data and insights from the global, national, and regional lens. This week we’re monitoring how the number of active job postings are changing in the region.

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