The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition of grassroots organizations that advances racial, economic and environmental justice in growth and development patterns in the Twin Cities region.

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The Link: Building a More Inclusive Park System and More

07/09/2015

Here is the latest edition of the Link. It includes scholarship information to attend PolicyLink's Equity Summit, a report which focuses on black women in leadership roles in the labor movement, and a new resource from Center for American Progress which recommends five steps Congress could take to build a more inclusive park system.

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Apply for a Scholarship to Attend PolicyLink's Equity Summit

07/09/2015

The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is pleased to announce the availability of scholarship funds for Twin Cities’ leaders to attend PolicyLink’s upcoming Equity Summit: All in for inclusion, justice and prosperity. This summit will take place Tuesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 29 (note: there is also a pre-conference on Monday, October 26) and is located in Los Angeles, CA. We anticipate giving out approximately 25 awards; $20,000 is available as a result of a generous donation from several local funders.

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Twin Cities in Need of Significant Investments in Transportation

07/09/2015

It has long held true that the Twin Cities needs a significant investment in transportation in order to connect residents to places that they need to go, reduce carbon emissions, and remain competitive with similarly sized regions around the country. But instead of making progress, our region seems to be taking a step backwards in this regard. This editorial in the Star Tribune expresses how this stalemate, caused by political divisiveness that impacts all Minnesotans, hurts the economy and places us behind 12 states – 9 with Republican governors and legislators – that are making comprehensive investments. 

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Brownfield Cleanup Grants Promote Jobs, Economic Development

07/09/2015

The Metropolitan Council recently awarded more than $3.5 million in brownfield cleanup grants as part of the Livable Communities program. The awards will help clean up 22 acres, create or retain more than 900 jobs, increase the net tax base by more than $2.8 million, help to produce and preserve 800 affordable homes and encourage more than $338 million in private investment. In addition to grants for contamination investigation and polluted site clean-up, this round includes just under $200,000 in awards for a new pilot category of grants that focus on development on sites in areas of concentrated poverty that show potential for job creation. 

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upcoming events

Organizer Roundtable: Gentrification and Displacement in the Twin Cities

Join us for our next Organizer Roundtable. Presenters will provide examples of where they see gentrification happening in the region and ways they are organizing to ensure that as communities improve, residents get to stay and enjoy it. Be a part of the conversation to discuss the ways in which development can increase community livability while simultaneously enabling residents to stay in the neighborhoods they love.  

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Equitable Transportation Investments for All Minnesotans
02/02/2015

Investing in a comprehensive transportation system, including public transit, roads and bridges, and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, will create greater access to jobs and opportunities for all Minnesotans. These investments make our state more economically competitive and position Minnesota to thrive in an increasingly global economy. To maintain our competitive advantage, build up our under-utilized local assets, and generate entrepreneurial activity, Minnesota needs to step up and make the kind of game changing investments that will lead to long-term, shared prosperity. test

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Common Ground: Winter 2014
01/14/2015

The latest edition of the Common Ground features a cover story about a historic Transportation Advisory Board vote. In addition, it includes a story on how community groups are building power for transit equity, a report-back from HIRE Minnesota’s work on keeping state contractors accountable to meeting their hiring goals, the North Minneapolis Greenway survey results and more. 

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