Dayton jobs summit taking shape

Gov. Mark Dayton will host a daylong jobs summit, Oct. 25, at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul.

Dayton is expected to outline his priorities, strategies and initiatives for business development and job growth statewide. He’ll talk specifically about his recent statewide jobs tour, which included 12 regional meetings.

Other speakers include University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and author Michael Mandelbaum.

Dayton’s senior advisor for job creation, Kathy Tunheim, today sent out the following invitation:


As many of you may know, I have had the privilege of working closely with Governor Mark Dayton as his Senior Advisor for Job Creation. I have seen firsthand the commitment he has to putting Minnesotans back to work.

Over the past several weeks, Governor Dayton has toured the state listening to Minnesotans who are concerned about our state’s economy. The people of Minnesota are passionate about getting the economy moving again and our Governor has been listening.

The Governor wants to continue that conversation at the first annual Governor’s Jobs Summit on October 25th and I would love for you to be a part of it. We will be joined by many of the folks who have made our conversations around the state so valuable, in addition to many leading experts and thinkers. Michael Mandelbaum, co-author of the new book That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, will be delivering the keynote address. We will also have the privilege of hearing from new University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and of course, Governor Mark Dayton.

As the Governor’s statewide economic development tour winds down in the coming weeks, the ideas and participants from those events will be used to finalize the breakout sessions for this event. I can tell you that ideas on how to increase access to capital, elevate Minnesota in the global economy and strengthen our workforce will be front and center in these conversations.

Your ideas to get our economy going and put Minnesotans back to work will be critical in this discussion. I hope you will consider joining me at the Governor’s Jobs Summit on October 25th, to share your ideas for getting our state back to work.

For more information about the Governor’s Job Summit, click here.

Kathy Tunheim

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