About Itasca Project
Itasca Project is an employer-led civic alliance drawn together by an interest in new and better ways to address
Minneapolis/St. Paul regional issues that impact our economic competitiveness and quality of life. Its 50-plus participants are primarily private-sector CEOs. The group also includes a small number of public and nonprofit leaders, including the governor of Minnesota, the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the chair of the Metropolitan Council, the leaders of the University of Minnesota and MNSCU and leaders of major foundations and the United Way.
Itasca Project Goals
Itasca Project has no standing agenda, employs no staff and owns no real estate. This
"virtual organization" identifies and focuses on a slate of initiatives for which we believe we can:
- Build a thriving economy and quality of life in our region
- Reduce and eliminate socioeconomic disparities
- Fill a leadership gap
- Apply a fresh approach and/or accelerate promising efforts already underway, through participants' direct involvement and/or their organizations' involvement.
- Unite public, nonprofit and business interests behind common goals and solutions for faster, better results.