River Matters: Unlocking the flow of investment and jobs to the North Side

Civic leaders on the north side recognize that a deficit-based approach to disparities has not been effective. The private sector has been engaged to develop an asset-based solution that maximizes opportunities for North Side residents:

  • The City’s Above the Falls Plan calls for 3,000 new jobs.
  • A cross-disciplinary North Job Creation Team has a goal of 1,000 Living wage jobs
  • North@Work has set a goal of moving 2,000 Northside African-American men into living wage jobs by 2020.

But how might we translate these North Side and riverfront job creation targets into measurable results? How might we drive a values-based discussion to optimize social, economic, and environmental well-being? What real estate is needed to achieve these goals? The private sector is being asked to lend its expertise to business investment in the North Side and its riverfront.

Bob Lund has spent a career navigating the connections between employment and land development. As President of THOR Sustainability, former board member of Summit Academy OIC and a member of the North Jobs Creation Team, Lund has a keen understanding of the North Side’s business and development marketplace.

Join Lund and the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership for a discussion of how strategically unlocking the flow of private sector investment in North Minneapolis will drive job creation and begin to address challenges for the region.

A complimentary light breakfast will be served.

Thursday, April 21st, 2016
7:30am - 9:00am
Gray Plant Mooty
80 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Click here to reserve your spot today!

Bob Lund


River Matters is new quarterly series of discussions among key civic leaders around the opportunities of riverfront revitalization in the Minneapolis’ Upper River. River Matters is an initiative of the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership (more on us below).

Special thanks to our host for this event, Gray Plant Mooty!

Gray Plant Mooty



Aerial photo courtesy Tony Webster under CC BY 2.0 license via http://tinyurl.com/j4vpowu

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