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.
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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.
Gov. Mark Dayton on the special session
We know now that a special session isn’t going to happen, but our guest Gov. Mark Dayton joined us this week before the decision was made to give us his views on the issues that have been holding up the resolution of some key bills, in this case the transportation bill and its sticking point, the Southwest Light Rail project.
Steve Wenzel: Special session and taxes
Steve Wenzel joins us again to talk about the importance of getting the tax bill taken care of in a special session.
Steve Wenzel: In defense of Rural Development in the Farm Bill
Former legislator, USDA Rural Development state director and current political science professor Steve Wenzel joins us on RuralMN Radio this week to talk about USDA Rural Development’s important role in America and why it needs to be defended in the farm bill.