Mayor Coleman Delivers Keynote Address on Economic and Workforce Development

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June 30, 2017
CONTACT: Ashley Aram 

Mayor Coleman Delivers Keynote Address on Economic and Workforce Development

Coleman invited to discuss success of Saint Paul at Economic Development Association of Minnesota Summer Conference

SAINT PAUL – Mayor Chris Coleman today spoke to economic development leaders from across the state in Nisswa, Minnesota. As a keynote speaker at the Economic Development Association of Minnesota’s (EDAM) Summer Conference, the Mayor talked about how he worked with business leaders and community institutions to bring economic revitalization to Saint Paul.

“Saint Paul has seen robust economic growth in the past decade,” said Mayor Coleman. “Part of the reason for this growth has been a series of carefully considered policy decisions and initiatives aimed at creating a climate attractive to both residents and businesses. By building on our strengths and supporting the workforce of tomorrow through education and job training initiatives, Saint Paul is competing in today’s 21st century global economy.”

The Mayor talked about projects championed by the City, including the Green Line, the largest infrastructure project in Minnesota history. Mayor Coleman also referenced CHS Field and the Penfield, both catalysts for the revitalization of Lowertown. As he concludes his third term as Mayor of Saint Paul, Coleman also explained the promise of future developments, including the privately-funded soccer stadium in the Snelling-Midway neighborhood, and the redevelopment of the Ford site,  which are projected to bring thousands of jobs and attract visitors and new residents to Saint Paul.

“We are seeing accelerated growth in Saint Paul, and our region continues to succeed in attracting businesses and talent that will carry us into the future,” said Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Interim President and CEO Mindee Kastelic. “Thanks to recent investments, a multitude of strategic projects and initiatives and a diverse and connected business community, Saint Paul is well poised for continued advancement.”

The Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) is a state-wide association of economic development professionals in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. EDAM was established in 1967, and is dedicated to collaboration and innovation in the economic development industry.