Creating opportunity by increasing the number of living wage and middle skill jobs accessible to residents of racially concentrated areas of poverty.

Living Cities supports The Partnership for Regional Opportunity in Minneapolis-St.Paul as part of The Integration Initiative.

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The Integration Initiative in Minneapolis-St.Paul

The Partnership for Regional Opportunity creates opportunities by increasing the number of living wage and middle skill jobs accessible to those living in areas of racially concentrated areas of poverty. The Partnership works in concert with other efforts seeking to address employment disparities and foster greater investment in areas with existing assets to increase investment in location efficient and low-wealth areas of the region; increase employment opportunities for low-income people, particularly people of color; and increase public awareness of ‘shared prosperity’ as an economic imperative. It is led by the McKnight Foundation, Saint Paul Foundation, Greater MSP, Neighborhood Development Center, Metropolitan Council, Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and local businesses.

Download the profile for an early overview of the initiative. New information about the initiative is forthcoming.