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Slide credit: Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographic Center

The North Star Summit was held on December 8, 2014 at the Minnesota History Center. Agenda, materials, and polling results are available below.


I. Introductory Remarks: Steve Elliott, Executive Director of the MN Historical Society

II. Welcome: Legislative Leaders & Commissioner of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education

III. Interactive Overview: Stacy Becker, Consultant, Citizens League

IV. Minnesota’s Changing Demographics: Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer (powerpoint) (pdf)

V. Minnesota’s Labor Force: Steve Hine, Director of Labor Market Information Office at DEED (pdf)

VI. Higher Education in Minnesota: Larry Isaak, President of Midwestern Higher Education Compact (powerpoint)

VII. Racial Equity in Minnesota: Jennifer Godinez, Associate Director at the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership (powerpoint) (pdf)

VIII. Interactive Polling: Stacy Becker, Consultant, Citizens League (pdf results)

IX. Round Table Discussion: Nate Garvis, Co-Founder of Studio E, with Sen. Terri Bonoff, Sen. Jeremy Miller, Rep. Bud Nornes & Rep. Carlos Mariani

X. Interactive Group Discussion: Stacy Becker, Consultant, Citizens League

Final Report

Click here for the final report.

Sponsored by:

Minnesota Office of Higher Education Citizens League

Minnesota Legislature Minnesota Minority Education Partnership

Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota Business Partnership


Minnesota Chamber of COmmerce Growth & Justice

Bush Foundation