GREATER MSP ANNUAL MEETING.
This event brings together the region’s leaders of industry each year to celebrate the successes of the past year and set out goals for the future.
This year’s meeting was held at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN and led by the Chairman of the Board, Richard Davis and CEO, Michael Langley. Guest speakers included newly elected mayor’s of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter as well as representatives from big businesses and entrepreneurs. Entertainment was provided by members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
The theme focused on one very important topic: the region’s economic future. I couldn’t agree more…a bold vision, alignment, a plan, and communication are needed for region. There were areas of regional growth (the number of airlines increasing) and decline (Fortune companies and workers leaving) shared. This is a region rich with assets. What we do with them in the very near future will be a key indicator of Minnesota’s future. I will be tracking the outcomes of upcoming meetings and looking for the action and new partnerships that come out of this vision.