Benchmarking Recap – GTCC visits the Twin Cities

2016 Benchmarking Logo Twin Cities

One hundred Chamber members landed in Minneapolis last weekend excited to walk the streets of the Twin Cities and learn how this comparable region has come to be a great destination to live, work, and play.

This is the 16th year the Chamber has taken an annual Benchmarking trip to investigate new programs and initiatives in a community similar to our own. Past trips include traveling to Denver, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Baltimore, and more. This year’s two city program was specifically designed to introduce our attendees to the region as a whole by diving into how both Minneapolis and Saint Paul have undertaken efforts regarding collaboration, downtown redevelopment, talent retention, transit in action, and more.

Attendees were able to take an inside look at the newly opened $1.1B downtown football stadium, the mixed-use urban redevelopment in Downtown East, and the 13-acre downtown baseball stadium (built on only 8 acres and incorporating a light rail, commuter rail, and highway underneath its structure). We look forward to seeing how we will be able to put these experiences to use and help propel our community to become the next national example.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, TD Bank!


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