TIP Hired To Assist With An Economic Development Action Strategy For The Minneapolis–Saint Paul Region

December 15, 2014

By: Caroline Alexander, Senior Consultant, TIP Strategies

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A broad-based regional partnership has hired TIP Strategies to develop the Minneapolis–Saint Paul Economic Development Action Strategy. The primary goal of this work is to create a strategy with short and medium-term actions to accelerate investment and job creation in the region’s core cities.

Though the work will be guided by economic development principles, it will also integrate strategies with community and workforce development to ensure that market-challenged areas and lower-skilled workers also benefit.

The project partners include Greater MSP, the City of Minneapolis, the City of Saint Paul, the Saint Paul Port Authority, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and Minnesota Philanthropy Partners.

The Greater Fargo-Moorhead Region Hires TIP For Workforce Strategy

December 1, 2014

By: Caroline Alexander, Senior Consultant, TIP Strategies

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TIP Strategies was recently engaged by a regional collaborative that consists of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation, and the United Way of Cass-Clay. The engagement will consist of a comprehensive labor study and a regional workforce strategy. With an unemployment rate of 2.5 percent, the Greater Fargo-Moorhead region faces formidable workforce challenges as their economy continues along its stable growth trajectory. The collaborative formed to undertake a regional approach to addressing these challenges. The TIP study will create the foundation for this initiative, providing information and strategic recommendations that will guide regional investments in workforce development.