New Initiative to Showcase
Minneapolis Saint Paul as Premier Center of
Creativity & Innovation
Minneapolis Saint Paul is blessed with remarkable cultural, creative and innovation resources but receives very little credit outside of our region. Our vibrant arts, design, healthcare and food producers are often overlooked.
We've had the great fortune of extraordinary inventors, artists and entrepreneurs living and creating in our midst, leaders such as William McKnight, Earl Bakken, Tyrone Guthrie and Richard Schulze. All 21 of Minnesota's Fortune 500 companies, in fact, are home grown, and we cannot rely on outside industries moving to the frozen tundra. Florence emerged as the epicenter of the Renaissance because the Medici family supported and coordinated the efforts of commerce and the arts.
Like Florence, Minneapolis Saint Paul has the talent and resources to become an unequivocal world center for innovation and creativity if we harness our energies and vast resources. We must nurture our talent pool and garner recognition for being an innovative and creative place to live and work in order to compete and shine in the global economy. LEARN MORE.
in the news
The MSP Regional Economic Forum
April 14, 2011
Over 200 government and business leaders gathered at General Mills on April 14 to hear about plans for economic development in the region.Read More »
in the news
the line follows up with 4FRONT
April 6th, 2011
John Foley's progress report on a project to show off the Twin Cities to the world...Read More »
October 13th, 2010
Like it or not, the Twin Cities are competing with major metropolises around the world--we're talking Amsterdam, London, Tokyo, and the like--to attract creative, innovative, entrepreneurial people who can live anywhere. read more...
September 14th, 2010
- Local Business Leaders Launch 4FRONT to Identify and Attract Talent and Nurture New Ideas in Areas of Food, Health, Design and the Arts.