Blandin Foundation CEO appointed to Walz Economic Expansion Board

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Gov. Tim Walz said the group will bring together labor, business, philanthropic and nonprofit leaders to provide recommendations on expanding Minnesota’s economy.

According to a press release from the governor’s office, the group will first make recommendations for using federal funding for the US bailout. After that, he will work to develop “a long-term roadmap to achieve a more equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient Minnesota through public, private, and nonprofit systemic change.”

“The Council on Economic Expansion brings together the brightest minds in Minnesota to create a strong economic future that includes every Minnesotan. I am grateful to each of these leaders and look forward to their work on this Council. “Walz said in a statement. Release.

Members of the group include Tuleah Palmer, president and CEO of the Grand Rapids-based Blandin Foundation.

The board will be co-chaired by former Hormel Foods CEO Jeff Ettinger and Project for Pride and Living President and CEO Paul Williams. The group also includes Neel Kashkari, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

The council will hold its first meeting on Wednesday and will meet every Monday thereafter for the next few months, with membership requirements continuing through July 1, 2022. More information is available at https://mn.gov/deed/programs -services/economic/.

Click here for the full executive order and a list of people involved with this council.

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