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Immigrants in Minnesota are an undeniable benefit to the state’s economy. In the long term, immigrants hold down critical jobs...
Foreign-born workers are unemployed at lower rates the longer they are in the country and more foreign-born workers end up...
Access to high-quality, affordable health care is necessary for employers to stay competitive. A strong majority of Minnesota Chamber member organizations offer health insurance to their employees, although employers – especially small employers – struggle with the high cost of insurance. And according to a recent survey, 75% of those who offer these benefits report that they will need to make a change their offerings if costs continue to increase.
The Minnesota Chamber supports changing Minnesota’s state election process to allow for greater voter contact and participation, and maintaining fair campaign finance laws for all participants.
Minnesota companies are often recognized as some of the best places to work in the nation. Employers are in the best position to design benefit packages that serve the needs of their businesses and employees. Mandating broad-sweeping, one-size-fits-all employee benefits threaten employees’ ability to compete, especially as the state’s economy begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Legislators must preserve private-sector flexibility on wage, benefit, scheduling and employee classification divisions.
This report provides data to illustrate those initial severe and unprecedented impacts of the pandemic and government interventions as well as the ongoing uncertainty and challenges. An economic imperative stands before us: We must restore livelihoods now and position the state for long-term growth. It’s possible, and it’s a collective effort. Public health and economic recovery must go hand in hand. Whether you are reading this report as a private-sector employer or an elected official, you have a responsibility to move the needle forward into a period of improvement and long-term success.
There are several recognized strengths of Minnesota’s economy that should be relied upon to spur short- and long-term growth.