In our first conversation about the federal funds coming to Minnesota, we heard that while there are aspirations, neither the states or the local leaders are set up to spend funds on transformational ideas or initiatives. These funds come with strings, accountabilities and prescribed timelines (at least that is historically true) and so the potential to really optimize this once-in-a-lifetime level of funding may be squandered.

To continue the conversation, Tunheim’s Public Affairs team joined special guests Tim Welsh, US Bank; Tawanna Black, Center for Economic Inclusion; Laura Bishop, Purpose Strategies; Jeff Hayden, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; and Arick Wierson, contributor to CNN for a virtual event that focused on the question: who can/should be driving transformational opportunities in this extraordinary time? Click below to watch the recording:

The Tunheim Public Affairs team plans to continue this series to talk about emerging collaborations to drive systems change in particular areas, likely to include housing, climate, childcare and healthcare. If you have suggestions on organizations to talk to about any of these topics, we would love to hear from you.

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