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Minnesota Office of Career and Business Opportunity

 

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Organization: Minnesota Office of Career and Business Opportunity

Sector: Government Agency

Organization Mission: Minnesota Governor creates Office of Career and Business Opportunity October 14, 2015: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced on Sunday, October 11, 2015, that he has created a new Office of Career and Business Opportunity, according to the Governor’s Office. The office is scheduled to be located at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. ““This is a first and important step in addressing the troubling economic disparities facing people of color in Minnesota,” Dayton said in a statement. “We cannot afford to admire or ignore these problems any longer. It is time now to take action to improve the lives and economic futures of all Minnesotans.” “The new Office of Career and Business Opportunity will be led by a director and overseen by a senior level staff member who will be a member [of the] Commissioner’s senior leadership team,” according to a statement from the Governor’s Office. “This will ensure that the mission of the Office is a high priority for DEED and the Dayton Administration, and that the work is integrated in the overall organization. The Office will identify and help break down barriers to employment and business opportunities for communities of color across Minnesota. The search to fill these two positions will begin immediately.”

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Related PlanScape Status on: Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Workforce Development
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2019 Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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November 05, 2019: Asian Pacific MN Complete Count 2020 Project

API Heritage Month Speech by Sia Her, Executive Director at MN State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, at U of WI, Eau Claire -- May 2019 

 

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October 01, 2019: DMC Discovery Square Design Process

September 2019 and May 2019 Presentations to DMCC Board.

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July 31, 2019: Rochester Area Family Y

Y Membership Scholarship Application Announcement.

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July 26, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

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July 26, 2019: Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Evaluation Study Group

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Lvl 1: Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Workforce Development

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