Greater MSP 2015 Annual Meeting (Minnesota Orchestra)

Last night was @GreaterMSP’s 2015 Annual Meeting at #OrchestraHall. As I have previously talked about, #GreaterMSP (#Minneapolis / #StPaul) is focused on regional #economic development by attracting companies (both public and private) to #MSP. Recently, I talked about their initiative #MakeItMSP. With over 700 business and #civic leaders and #community partners, it comes as no surprise that Greater MSP is doing rather well. The night began with #music, as all good nights do. With #Conductor Robert Cox at the helm, the #MinnesotaOrchestra played #Firebird by Igor #Stravinsky. Positively exquisite in every way, it set the mood for the tone to come. Listening to speeches from the likes of Tim Welsh, the Director of McKinsey & Company, who spoke about the region’s employment growth rate and how it’s the highest it’s been in 10 years (av. 2% for the past 4 years). Along with that, we’re seeing the lowest unemployment rates (3.1%) and lots of urban renewal. We also heard from Michael Langley, the #CEO, whom gave a nod to how Greater MSP has surpassed expectations and applauded the amazing progress and partnerships that have expanded the region’s #economy. CNBC’s Scott Kohn talked about our newest claim-to-fame, the announcement that #Minnesota is America’s Top State for #Business in 2015, a colossal accomplishment. Finally, Richard Davis, the great orator and pontificator, President and CEO of US Bancorp, spoke of #Warriors, a nod to #VeteransDay. We left with the unified idea of participation and #pioneer spirit. Leading us to the conclusion of the night asking; why be great, when you can become greater? #becomingGREATER

A video posted by J e s s i c a (@mnbucketlist) on Nov 11, 2015 at 10:03am PST

Links for further information:

Minnesota Orchestra + Tim Welsh + Michael Langley + CNBC’s Scott Cohn + MN on Top States + Richard Davis + Greater MSP + Make It. MSP

 

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