In great economic news for the state, the city of Minneapolis added more than 50,000 jobs last year downtown and the residential population grew over 7% in 2012. This news appears to be yet another sign of economic recovery and we could not be happier!
The Star Tribune reports:
Crime is down, thanks to collaborative and innovative partnerships among business, police and social service agencies. Businesses are expanding, dining-and-entertainment venues are drawing more patrons and the downtown residential population and employment are surging, according to 2012 statistics submitted from industry groups for last week’s annual meeting of the Downtown Council.
A variety of stakeholder groups have rallied behind the council’s “2025 Plan,” whose top priorities include the end of street homelessness, business and residential expansion, increased transit options and less car congestion.