Following up on their discussion of small business development, this week Jim and Tim Penny talk about the shortage of skilled workers in Greater Minnesota, the education community’s efforts to help, and the potential for immigrants in today’s workforce.
Monthly Archives: September 2016
Small business development with Tim Penny, part 1
Tim Penny, president of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, joins us this week to talk about small business development and the challenges and opportunities in Greater Minnesota.
The search for child care
This week the Center’s research director Marnie Werner talks about the Center’s newest publication, “A quiet crisis: Minnesota’s child care crisis.” The number of in-home family child care providers has dropped precipitously in the last ten to twenty years, and it causing problems not just for families but for their employers as well.