Growing an inclusive economy is everyone’s job at DEED
24 Feb 2020
When we reimagined the mission statement of our agency early last year, we were very careful in choosing every word: DEED’s mission is to empower the growth of the Minnesota economy, for everyone. Each word is designed to convey the spirit of our work at DEED, but it’s those last two words in particular – for everyone – that are the most important.
Minnesota faces some of the worst economic disparities in the country between whites and people of color and Indigenous people. We need to significantly increase our focus on eliminating the structural barriers that prevent people from full employment and wealth-building.
And if we’re going to make real, measurable progress, we have to change the way we do our work.