What We’re All About

Make It. MSP. is a movement of individuals and organizations working together to make the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region the best place in the world for talented people to come, stay, and thrive.

Talented people drive the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region’s thriving economy. And people collaborate here. Now through the backbone support of GREATER MSP, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership, all kinds of people and organizations are coming together to showcase our region’s tremendous assets in order to attract, welcome, elevate, and retain talented people from here and around the globe.

This network-based initiative was launched in 2015 thanks to the work of hundreds of people at dozens of organizations including companies, colleges and universities, cities, nonprofits, foundations, meetups and more. We believe this region is truly special – and also believe in its potential to be greater. We’re collaborating to improve social inclusion, support innovative talent, connect people to our community and employers, and help close our region’s near-term talent gaps.

We hope you’ll click around to learn more about the amazing things happening in MSP.

Projects of Make It. MSP include:

MSP Hello

Moving to a new community isn’t always easy. Newcomers have questions ranging from the straightforward like directions to the complicated like culture. Fortunately an amazing group of individuals and organizations came together to launch MSP HELLO, a project to welcome ‘and onboard new residents to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region.

With social events designed to facilitate new connections, guides and content produced to answer specific questions, and groups for newcomers to get involved in, the MSP HELLO team is here to help.

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MSP Mingle

Professionals of color are driving success at organizations throughout Minneapolis-Saint Paul. As a truly global community, our diversity is more diverse here. Every quarter, employee resource groups and affinity organizations from throughout MSP connect at social and professional events hosted by signature local employers.

Presented in partnership by GREATER MSP, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Bush Foundation this popular series is expanding to additional venues to help facilitate meaningful connections, highlight culturally relevant spaces, and celebrate professionals of color.

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MSP Tech

MSP is the tech capital of the North, fueled by tens of thousands of tech workers at 17 Fortune 500 companies, an expanding roster of Inc. 5000 firms, and a rapidly growing startup community. We build things that make major impact in people’s lives.

Working in collaboration with community organizations like minne* and Beta.MN our team at companies like Target, Best Buy, Optum, U.S. Bank, Medtronic and more are working alongside fast growing tech companies to recruit even more top talent.

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MSP Talent Tips

Every month hundreds of recruiters and talent leaders throughout MSP receive the latest tools and research from teams across the Make It. MSP. initiative.

From migration and labor force analysis to consumer insights, we’re equipping partners with information to drive action. Working in partnership with Minnesota Recruiters and other groups, our growing network is making impact at a global scale.

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This work and more is made possible by the commitment of hundreds of individuals implementing
both the projects above as well as financial contributions from the following organizations: