#MakeItMSP Blog

Welcome! In this space we want to create a destination for people from Minneapolis-Saint Paul, whether you’re a newcomer, life-long resident or interested in making a move here, we’re hoping to show you all of the great things happening in our home. We’ll dive into the latest happenings in our joint initiative and throughout the region.

Step into the experience: Northern Spark 2017

For the past seven years, thousands of people have enjoyed Northern Spark. The all-night arts festival lights up the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul with innovative installations, performances, and visual arts projects. The seven participating neighborhoods along...

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Salsa Sushi Soul Event Recap

Salsa Sushi Soul, hosted by NABA, was an evening of networking, food, and dancing celebrating multicultural professionals and raising funds for student scholarships. Attendees were treated to multicultural fusion hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, live music and DJ...

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Carlson School of Management Discovers MSP Tech

For those of you who are passionate about tech and seek a career in the high-tech industry, I highly recommend you view Minneapolis-Saint Paul with a keener eye. The full-time MBA classes of 2017 and 2018 at the Carlson School of Management (CSOM) closed their Spring...

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Reframing and Reimagining: Northern Spark 2017

The first thing you’ll see are the lights. Against the violet blue backdrop of the night, are lights of fire red and light bulbs like fireflies bouncing along the landscape. There is a homegrown warmth that bursts in your chest; it’s like a gift you’ve gotten around...

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Intern to Intern: Lauren Davis

Lauren Davis is a IT Talent Acceleration Program Associate at Land O'Lakes originally from New Berlin, WI. She lives in the Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis. What surprised you most about the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region? It is not always cold! Ha ha, all jokes...

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Say hello to summer in MSP

One of my favorite things about life in Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the four distinct seasons we enjoy here. Anytime I take it for granted someone will remind me how special that really is. Given our MSP HELLO project team was already holding quarterly, seasonal events...

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Paving the Way for Founders of Color

Graveti is a social venture that increases the tech and entrepreneurial activity within the Minneapolis-Saint Paul startup ecosystem system for marginalized communities with a strong focus on the black and latinx communities. We caught up with co-founder Alex...

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Intern to Intern: Jake Laws

Jake Laws is a IT TAP Associate at Land O'Lakes originally from Naperville, IL. He lives in the Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis. What surprised you most about the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region? Never coming to Minnesota before my internship I was most surprised by...

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Keeping up with The Avant Garde

The MSP Mingle event series, a Make It. MSP. partnership between GREATER MSP, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, connects professionals of color throughout the region. At a recent event hosted by U.S. Bank attendees...

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Building More Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces

On March 28-30, 2017, over 1,300 people from all over the world gathered in Minneapolis to engage in global conversations about building more diverse and inclusive workplaces. At its 30th annual conference, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion brought together...

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