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Leadership Minnesota 2024-2025


An exclusive look at Minnesota’s changing economy and the issues that will shape its future

Minnesota’s economic engine is powered by more than 100,000 businesses, a diverse landscape interconnected in ways not understood by the casual observer. For a select group, Leadership Minnesota opens the window to a behind-the-scenes look at what makes our state’s economy tick. This exclusive program also helps you understand how public policy crafted at the Capitol impacts the vitality of each and every Minnesota company. By establishing a rich network of Minnesota business leaders, your shared experiences make you more effective leaders at your workplace.

Tuition is $3,600 and includes all overnight accommodations, meals and program materials. Applications are due May 10, 2024. For questions, contact Jenny Munyer at

Jabari Bush

Jasper Engineering


"Leadership Minnesota is one of the best experiences in my professional career. It uniquely brings together the best of the best in a natural way that personal and professional lifelong connections are forged almost immediately. We had a real chance to peek under the hood of several businesses to better understand the challenges they face and innovative ways of dealing with them. From food processing to finance and technology, to mining, you will learn the impact that Minnesota businesses have on our economy both locally and nationally. It’s a gateway to lifelong learning about Minnesota business and the great work of the Minnesota Chamber." - Jabari Bush, President, Mechanical Equipment Division, Jasper Engineering, 2024-2025 Chair Leadership Minnesota

2024-2025 Sessions

Orientation, Infrastructure and Manufacturing
September 5-6, 2024 - Mankato

Participants will receive an understanding of the economic, demographic and public policy issues facing Minnesota as they relate to the business environment – preparing you for this distinctive tour of our state. The session also explores how manufacturers are responding to global competition.

Timber, Mining and Energy
October 3-4, 2024 (optional day October 2, 2024) - Northern Minnesota

How is mining evolving on Minnesota’s Iron Range? Can our paper mills compete in the global market? What’s the future energy landscape? Tour companies and meet with industry leaders to discover the answers to these and other questions.

Health Care, Retail and Technology
November 14-15, 2024 - Twin Cities

Understand some of the complex issues within the health care industry, and learn the role of research and technology as the industry adapts to a rapidly changing environment. Meet Minnesota retailers and gain insight surrounding the evolving online marketplace. Explore issues confronting companies that rely on technology and what they need to grow in our state.

Agriculture and Food Production
January 16-17, 2025 - Southern Minnesota

Agriculture and food production industries are big players in the state’s economy. See the technical advancements in these industries and the regulations that govern their operations.

Role of Business in Public Policy and Politics
February 13-14, 2025 - St. Paul

The program comes full circle in our capital city where policymakers make decisions that have a direct impact on the state’s business climate. Gain an appreciation of the dynamics of public policy as you meet face-to-face with decision-makers. 

Tuition is $3,600 and includes all overnight accommodations, meals and program materials. Applications are due May 10, 2024. For questions, contact Jenny Munyer at