A Hub of Economic Activity & Innovation

Goal: Business - big and small - start, move, stay and grow here. Question: What do you think success looks like for the goal A Hub of Economic Activity and Innovation.
(@patrickhanlon)

A Hub of Economic Activity & Innovation

Incentives available to green/clean/sustainably minded businesss

Continue to make incentives available to businesses, with fees that they pay, for innovative clean technology projects that result in measurably cleaner communities, stronger businesses and healthier working conditions. Leverage investments that are mutually beneficial to businesses and their surrounding communities (ie. especially in areas of inequity). Auto body shops, dry cleaners, printers, plating companies, foundries, ...more »

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A Hub of Economic Activity & Innovation

Excellent schools and education

For Minneapolis to be a really great city, make sure we have the best schools in the world. When the schools are top notch, people, jobs, and committed citizens will follow. We should be measured against the best schools in the world, not just the in the US. Provide flexibility and incentives for our schools to win in that comparison.

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Decrease commercial vacancy

Vacant commercial space is a source of blight, leaves tax revenue on the table, affects the livability of a neighborhood, and, due to renovation costs, increases the up-front cost of starting a business. Minneapolis should be viewed as the preferred place to own a business in the metro area.

 

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Acreage of vacant commercially zoned property.

Square footage of vacant commercially zoned buildings.

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(@natashavillanueva)

A Hub of Economic Activity & Innovation

Superior Teachers

World class teachers are grown, drawn to, and retained in Minneapolis because they are respected, supported and rewarded for their time, energy, and innovation in each and every school. Their day is devoted to creating opportunities for student inquiry and critical thinking which lead to well-rounded citizens that will contribute to our society. Teachers have more time to nuture all children and focus education on quality ...more »

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