A message from R.T. Rybak and City Council President Barb Johnson

Minneapolis, like the rest of the nation, is feeling the effects of the recession. That's why we're working hard to make the most of federal stimulus funding. We're taking that job seriously, because at the end of the day, that's money that we'll use to put people to work, to rebuild our infrastructure, and to make Minneapolis an even stronger place to live, work, or run a business.

We're dedicated to going about this work as transparently as possible-by sharing as much information as we can along the way. We hope you find this Web site a valuable resource.

Minneapolis ' recovery plan

Minneapolis leaders have developed the Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy, which is designed to maximize the impact of federal economic recovery investments in our community. The plan will help ensure that those investments translate into a more competitive future for the people of Minneapolis and the entire region.

Using Minneapolis' long-range plans as a cornerstone, top City elected and department officials have identified areas where the City's goals align with the goals of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. The City's Economic Recovery Team, which is a staff leadership team, is aggressively pursuing recovery funding and is also in active discussions with regional public and private sector partners to maximize opportunities for the region.

Focusing our efforts

The Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy is focused on these strategic areas:

  • Protect public safety gains
  • Retain and create jobs, and prepare workers for the 21st century economy
  • Modernize infrastructure
  • Leverage Minneapolis' wireless and technology infrastructure
  • Support people and communities most impacted by the economic downturn
  • Expand our green economy and build a greener Minneapolis
  • Promote regional competiveness and efficiencies

Keeping the public informed

The City of Minneapolis is committed to carrying out its economic recovery action plan with the highest level of accountability, transparency and responsibility. The staff team leading Minneapolis' economic recovery effort has made transparency a top priority. That work includes instituting strategies and tools that ensure the people of Minneapolis and the general public have clear information on how recovery dollars are used and the results we have accomplished through these federal investments. This Web site is a key component of making sure the public has a wealth of information on how the City is managing federal recovery funding.

The Economic Recovery Action Team

Mayor R.T. Rybak and City Council President Barbara Johnson created the Economic Recovery Action Team to identify strategic opportunities that advance the mutual goals of the City and the federal recovery act. This team makes recommendations about project priorities to the Mayor and City Council. Their responsibilities include:

  • Analysis of the recovery act to identify opportunities for Minneapolis and the region
  • Rapid preparation of proposals for recovery dollars that advance City's strategic priorities
  • Partner with regional and state government agencies to maximize investments coming to the region
  • Partner with the non-profit and private sectors to leverage federal dollars and compete effectively for grant funds.
  • Develop and execute transparent reporting so investments can be measured against results

Last updated Jan 30, 2012