Regional Welcoming Community Programming in Northeast Minnesota
Dec 15, 2022
Elissa Hansen - Northspan
Regional Welcoming Community Programming in Northeast Minnesota

In early 2020, Northspan undertook considerable groundwork to determine the feasibility of welcoming community work. It conducted a survey of potential partners to determine interest and buy-in to the concept, conducted research on the potential benefits and pitfalls of such work, and worked with other regions in Minnesota. These background investigations revealed both a strong desire to address these topics and a clear empirical case that a more welcoming community is a source of growth for regional populations and economies. This presentation will inform you of the Welcoming Community activities now in action in northeast Minnesota.

Chair of the Day Tom Young