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Center for Economic Research

What is the Center for Economic Research?

The Foundation’s Center for Economic Research (CER) is an essential component of the work of the Minnesota Chamber Foundation. It’s critical to understand how Minnesota’s economy impacts businesses’ ability to recover, and continue to create jobs and prosperity for the long term. The center releases and analyses research, keeping Minnesota Chamber members and the broader business community abreast of economic challenges and opportunities. The forthcoming Minnesota: 2030 report will layout a path toward economic recovery for businesses and the economy as a whole.


Chamber Foundation online dashboard offers real-time updates

The Minnesota Chamber Foundation economic dashboard is, aimed at providing real-time updates on Minnesota’s economy as the state begins to recover from the shock of COVID-19. This online portal offers indicators and analysis of employment and income, business recovery and consumer and business spending.


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Minnesota: 2030 is the first study of its kind in 30 years, taking a long-term look at the development of Minnesota’s economy. Our economy is growing at a slow but steady pace – with unemployment at record lows and strong economic diversity. Now is the time to invest in long-term planning to ensure our economy continues to grow and is prepared for the rapid shifts common in the 21st century.

This study will examine two major questions. First, how is Minnesota positioned to change and grow over the next decade, based on the performance of its existing regions and industries? Second, how can we maximize opportunities to advance Minnesota’s economy in the coming decade? This study, brought to you by the Chamber Foundation, will provide Minnesota with a common roadmap for guiding business, policymakers and other thought-leaders to help our state’s economy change and grow.

No organization better is positioned to lead this research. The Minnesota Chamber Foundation is statewide, private-sector led and committed to the health of the state’s economy across all sectors and geographic regions.



Kelly Asche, Center for Rural Policy and Development
King Banaian, St. Cloud State University
Chris Gudmastad, Securian
Mary Jeffries, Starkey Hearing Technologies
Jean Kane, Colliers International
Philip Kaufman, UnitedHealthcare
Dale Kurschner, Kurschner and Associates
Myles Shaver, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo

Want more information?

For more information on Minnesota: 2030 or investment opportunities for the study, please contact Jennifer Byers at 651.292.4673

Minnesota: 2030 Investors

Wells Fargo; Marvin; Pohlad Family Foundation; Granite Equity; Colliers International; WSB; Securian; Baker Tilly; UnitedHealth Group; Allete; BNSF; Twin Metals Minnesota; Initiative Foundation; Blandin Foundation; Northland Foundation; NorthWest Minnesota Foundation; Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation; Southwest Minnesota Initiative Foundation; Great River Energy