MSP leadership summit to showcase resilience, future workforce

MSP leadership summit to showcase resilience, future workforce

Writer: Ryan Gandolfo

2 min read April 2023 – Investments in workforce, development, healthcare, housing and higher education will be central themes at the official Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul 2022-2023 Launch Conference. The event, which will take place on June 1 from 8AM – 11:00 AM at the W Minneapolis – The Foshay, will celebrate the official release of Capital Analytics’ second edition of Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul.

During the launch of Invest: Minneapolis 2022-2023, local industry and community leaders will come together to discuss the region’s business conditions and how they are leveraging its inherent economic strengths to ensure long-term prosperity for residents and businesses. The event will feature three panel discussions that will center on value-based banking, Minnesota’s future workforce and planning and development to support economic growth.

“We’re very pleased with how the second edition of Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul has turned out, and excited to share the launch of the publication in-person with the business community this year. The public and private sector leaders we’ve met with across the MSP area and the state of Minnesota have a reputation for innovation and community collaboration,” Capital Analytics’ President & CEO Abby Melone said. “We’re grateful to produce the type of in-depth analysis on the region that few companies are able to deliver. This year’s conference will feature some of the most impactful leaders that keep Minnesota businesses and quality of life top of mind.”

Check-in at the conference will begin at 8AM with a breakfast networking hour. The opening remarks will begin at 9 AM, followed by an opening keynote speech from City of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. This will be succeeded by three robust panel discussions and a closing keynote speech by City of Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter to round out the event.

The first panel, ‘Minnesota Money: How values-based banking can withstand economic headwinds and what that looks like in today’s environment,’ will feature Dan Stoltz, president & CEO of Spire Credit Union, Bryan Toft, chief revenue officer at Sunrise Banks and First Independence Bank SVP & Twin Cities Regional Market President Damon Jenkins. The panel will be presented by Christine Schmidt, managing director of Trust Point Family Office and Jamie Woell, office managing partner – Minneapolis at RSM US LLP will moderate the discussion.

The second panel, ‘A Midwest Work Ethic: Creating a qualified workforce for the future in a changing Minnesota,’ will include Sandy Kiddoo, president of Northland Community & Technical College, Cristo Rey Jesuit School President Jason Morrison and Lori Kloos, president of St. Cloud Technical & Community College. The panel will be moderated by Jen Swanson, founder & CEO of Tuckpoint Advisory Group.

The final panel, ‘Sky’s the limit: The changing considerations around development and how that impacts the state’s economic development,’ will feature Patrick Seeb, executive director of Destination Medical Center, HGA Executive Officer and Design Principal Tim Carl, Doran Companies CEO & Principal Anne Behrendt and Steve Cramer, president & CEO of Minneapolis Downtown Council. The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Christiaansen, managing director & principal at Perkins&Will and presented by Bloomington City Manager Jamie Verburgge.

Hundreds of high-level guests and officials from across Minneapolis-St. Paul and the state of Minneasota are expected to attend the in-person conference. Click here to register.


About Capital Analytics & Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul 2022-2023

Capital Analytics is an integrated media platform that produces in-depth business intelligence through its annual print and digital economic reviews, high-impact conferences and events and top-level interviews via its video platform, Invest:Insights.

Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul 2022-2023 is an in-depth economic review of the key issues facing the MSP economy, featuring the exclusive insights of prominent regional leaders. Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul 2022-2023 is produced with two goals in mind: 1) to provide comprehensive investment knowledge on the Greater MSP region for local, national and international investors, and 2) to promote the region as a place to invest and do business.

The report conducts a deep dive into the top economic sectors in the region, including real estate, construction, infrastructure, banking and finance, legal, healthcare, education and tourism. The publication is compiled from insights collected from more than 200 economic leaders, sector insiders, political leaders and heads of important institutions. It analyzes the leading challenges facing the market and uncovers emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.

For more information, contact: 

Ryan Gandolfo

Regional Editor

305-938-0293 Ext: 264