DEED Seeking Director of Economic Opportunity
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Minnesota’s economy is prospering, but unfortunately, not all Minnesotans are sharing in that prosperity.
While gains have been made, there is still drastic inequality across the state. At DEED, we have a duty to address these issues and find solutions. DEED’s Office of Economic Opportunity leads much of this effort, so we are announcing the opening of a director position for that office.
Analysis by the Brookings Institution, 24/7 Wall Street and others all point to the large divides in Minnesota’s economic equity. For example, the median incomes of white Minnesotans remain almost twice that of American Indian/Alaskan Native Minnesotans and Black/African American Minnesotans, and about $18,000 more than Latino Minnesotans. Also – the unemployment rate remains more than twice as high for Black/African American Minnesotans compared to white Minnesotans.