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POWERING INCLUSION SUMMIT: The Relentless Pursuit of an Inclusive Economy

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Our racial diversity can be one of our region’s greatest assets in our pursuit for economic growth and competitiveness, when we move from curiosity to consciousness, and begin to power inclusion.

Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of the few metro areas that can boast nearly 20 Fortune 500 companies, one of the strongest economies in the nation, and a skilled and diverse workforce with the talent to compete globally. Yet, our economy is slowing and we need skills, tools, and resources to engage everyone fully in our economy and build communities that thrive because of our diversity, not in spite of it.

Join the Center for Economic Inclusion for our first Annual Powering Inclusion Summit where we will equip private, public, and civic change makers and policy influencers with the knowledge, tools, and networks to disrupt inequitable policies and practices and take daily actions that lead to increased growth, innovation, and inclusive workplaces.

Together, we can shape local and national action on inclusive economic growth and increase awareness of its benefits, possibilities, and pathways from awareness, to action, to accountability.

The Summit will feature three exciting plenary sessions and several breakout workshops.


PLENARY SPEAKERS

The State of Economic Inclusion in Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul
Tawanna Black, Founder & CEO, Center for Economic Inclusion & Alan Berube, Deputy Director Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program

Tawanna Black will present the inaugural State of Economic Inclusion Report which will include indicators of an inclusive economy to equip regional leaders to begin measuring our progress in creating an economy that works for everyone. These indicators and the report have been developed with valuable insight and wisdom from leaders throughout the region and expertise from The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. Alan Berube will join us to share perspective on the progress Minneapolis-St. Paul is making in building an inclusive economy and the partnership the Center for Economic Inclusion has established with the Brookings Institution to advance economic inclusion.


A Vision for Shared Prosperity
Devean George, CEO George Group North

Devean George is a North Minneapolis native, Augsburg College graduate, NBA alum, and groundbreaking developer who is reinvesting in the Twin Cities with a commitment to shared prosperity and economic growth. Devean will share his journey to becoming a developer, his vision for shared prosperity in our region, and the power of fueling our economy through the vision of developers of color.


Building Equitable Cities
Janis Bowdler, President JPMorgan Chase Foundation & Author, “Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility & Regional Growth”

In this fireside chat Janis will discuss how to build equitable cities and the role of the private sector. Janis will highlight the new Advancing Black Pathways and Advancing Cities initiatives at JPMorgan Chase and the ways the firm is increasing jobs, income and wealth for African Americans. A local reaction panel discussion will follow.



Scholarship Opportunities: The Center for Economic Inclusion will provide a limited number of scholarships for individuals requiring support. To learn more, please contact info@centerforeconomicinclusion.org.


Parking at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot: Paid parking is available in the Renaissance underground parking ramp. Please park on the far east side of the ramp to access the elevator that will bring you directly to the Summit. Valet service is available at the hotel entrance on Third Avenue. There are several nearby municipal parking ramps on onstreet paid parking options.



About the Powering Inclusion Series

POWERING INCLUSION is an ongoing event series designed to equip leaders to lead through a lens of Race + Place + Income, positioning the Minneapolis-St. Paul region as a hub for talent, investment, and innovation to increase our economic competitiveness.

Thank you to our genorous sponsors:
JP Morgan Chase & Co. | Bush Foundation | U.S. Bank

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