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Will there be other career opportunities in MSP besides the job I’m considering? Will my values be shared in the workplace?
MSP is home to the highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies because its economy is one of the most diverse in the world. It’s referred to as a headquarters economy, where global leaders in industries like health care, agriculture, financial services, retail and beyond all call home. The same is true for fast-growing startup firms in those industries, many of which partner with or spin out of large corporations.
Companies that call MSP home include well-known brands like Target, Best Buy, General Mills, 3M, and many more. As a result of all these global headquarters being concentrated in one place, MSP is a great place to not only get a job but grow a career. The region is also home to a thriving creative economy, one of the country’s largest non-profit sectors, and a state government capitol. As a result, MSP is home to the largest chapters of many of the country’s top professional associations and networks.
What are companies doing to build more inclusive workplaces? Will I be able to thrive and make connections working in MSP?
Employers in MSP are extremely collaborative. That spirit of collaboration extends to investments, policy changes, and employee groups dedicated to transforming the workplace. Executives from the region’s largest employers are working in partnership through efforts like the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity, a collaborative of more than 80 companies focused on equity for Black Minnesotans. Employee groups exist both within MSP companies as well as across headquarters through initiatives like TC-BAAND. Leaders continue to grow and learn from each other though the annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion, the world’s largest convening on the subject, based here in Minneapolis, and the Twin Cities Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roundtable (TC-DEIR).
We know you likely have more questions about living in MSP
Moving to a new place is exciting, but also stressful. Recent years have reinforced old questions about the Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul Region (MSP) and introduced new ones, as well. MSP has been transforming, both as a global hub in the post-pandemic economy and the epicenter of a racial reckoning. The changes have posed big challenges, revealed major opportunities, and inspired bold new actions across MSP.
So, we’ve gathered resources and information you can use to help answer some of the most important questions you may have about the region.