Forecasting Population, Employment, and Economic Growth in Southeast Minnesota

Southeast Minnesota offers a high quality of life to its residents and has tremendous economic growth potential. HR&A’s newly released study for the Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities calls for several major policy shifts to achieve this potential over the next 25 years. Among the recommendations are zoning changes to support greater housing production, expanded transportation networks, a regional tourism strategy, immigrant support resources, and programs to increase access to childcare – all designed to grow the region’s economy.