Make It. MSP

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Make It. MSP. is a collective effort of Greater MSP, various makers groups and other involved community members who care about this little part of the world. The goal of Make It. MSP is to create a destination for people who are considering making the Twin Cities their new home. All in all, we think MSP is a great place to make it and hope you’ll join us someday soon.

Here is an excerpt from my recent post about them.

Haven’t heard of them? Well, Greater MSP is focused on regional economic development by attracting companies to MSP and with this new initiative, they take it a step further.Make It. MSP is their ingenious, proactive way of attracting and retaining talent to the Twin Cities 16 counties . Not just enticing corporations, but by taking an active role in the talent those corporations need and will need in the future. They are doing this through storytelling, welcoming and onboarding newcomers to Minnesota, accelerating diversity, utilizing networks, supporting innovative people, helping people make personal connections – because let’s be real, all of us want to be included.

While most people and organizations will take Make It. MSP to address the talent shortage we will soon be facing and will use the Recruiter tools like maps, videos and job search portals that they have made available, I will use it for a different purpose.

Hear me out, this is important – I am a bit of a roving Minnesota Ambassador, so I know you come to me to be immersed in all things Minnesota.

I see Make It. MSP as a call to action. A personal ‘rally cry’, if you will.

As individuals, we don’t always notice when we aren’t being inclusive, or when we play our cards a little too close to breast. We don’t step too far out of our group of friends or our circle of comfort. I get it. It’s Minnesota, I do. But, the only way we can be what Make It. MSP asks us to become; welcoming, innovative and globally connected, we have to create a culture that not only voices that, but encourages and participates as individual players. It’s not enough to ask someone to come here. You have to keep people wanting to stay.

A few ways that Make It. MSP is her to help: