Is Minnesota’s Equity Math Going South? It is also not just about money!
ALANA economic assets (Income, Business, residential real estate) estimated at over $30 billion
Current legislative proposals are small investments relative to ALANA economic assets – so how will these assets grow?
Governor – proposed investment: 0.33 percent of of ALANA assets or around $100 million
Senate – proposed investment: 0.3 percent of ALANA assets or around $ 91 million
House – proposed investment: 0.03 percent of ALANA assets or about $ 10 million
It is not just about money. We need policy consensus and long term strategies that include all ALANA communities and will operate with cultural intelligence, coordination and accountability. Minnesota’s future economic success is at stake.
We also welcome top legislative leaders being willing to meet with citizens to discuss these issues and for committee meetings and documents posted in a timely manner to allow better citizen participation.
Key Facts and Questions to Guide Decisions
State Demographer – Impending labor shortage needs investment in a world class workforce.
The Best Data: 17 Key Facts about ALANA Communities
The Policy Challenge: 4 State Documents Identifying Structural Racism in Minnesota
Analytical Framework: 9 Questions to Analyze Equity Proposals