Thoughts on Community Development: Economic Development: An Update on the Twin Cities Labor Market
By Kelly Law, MCCD Policy & Field Building Advisor
On Wednesday, September 7th, MCCD hosted a community economic development member meeting with a specific focus on labor market conditions in the Twin Cities. MCCD was lucky enough to be joined by two guest speakers from the Community Development and Engagement team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Mary Hogan, Senior... Read more
Member Meeting Recap on Local Reparations
By Zak Yudhishthu, MCCD Policy Intern
On Tuesday, July 26th, MCCD hosted a member meeting titled “Reparations: Policy and Programs to Repair the Harms of Anti-Black Discrimination.” We were joined by the two leaders on the forefront of local reparations efforts, Robin Rue Simmons and Trahern Crews.
Robin Rue Simmons is a former Alderman... Read more
MCCD is Hiring!
Salary Range:$65,000 to $72,000
Hours:Full-time, 40 Hours
Organization Overview: MCCD's mission... Read more
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
We’re thrilled to introduce Eman Alaghbari for the Humphrey Fellowship program with MCCD.
Child Care Facility Grant Opportunity
The new Child Care Facility Revitalization Grants program opens March 29, 2022 with federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. This is a new grant program to address child care facility needs and is a key element of the State of Minnesota’s ongoing efforts to stabilize the child care sector.
Grant Purpose - Applicants may apply for facility improvements, minor renovations and related equipment and services, including assistance to meet licensing requirements... Read more
Small Business Law Group Q&A
Talk to legal experts about your business questions.
This is a free virtual event for businesses at any stage. Space is limited so that all attendees may engage with the panel. Panelist will answer questions submitted in advance and live questions if time permits.
March 31, 2022 | 9:30am - 11:00am
Title: Business Advisor: MCCD’s Open to Business Initiative
Salary Range: $60,000 to $70,000
Department: Small Business Development
Hours: Full-time, 40 Hours
Reports to: Director of Small Business Development
Organization Overview: MCCD’s mission is “to work collectively to build... Read more
Policy and Field Building Advisor
MCCD performs three core activities: advocacy and public policy around economic development, affordable housing, small business development, including providing technical assistance and small business loans for startup and growth-stage entrepreneurs, and convening MCCD member organizations and partners for peer-learning, networking, and professional development.
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Department of Labor Q&A
MCCD Announces Launch of Shared Ownership Fund for Cooperative Growth
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disastrous effect on our communities' small businesses due to complications from shutdowns, labor shortages, and supply chain issues. However, within the small business sector, cooperatives and other democratically owned businesses are emerging as economic survivors. The shared ownership model has allowed businesses to pivot and be resilient during turbulent economic times and is now a rapidly growing segment of our... Read more
Emerging Leaders in Community Development Mentorship Program
Mentorship Program for emerging leaders in community development for early and mid-career Community Development professionals with one or more years of experience.
OUR MENTORS are leaders within the community development field who have specialized in a range of areas, including affordable and accessible housing development and rehab, housing policy, small business training... Read more
Success Story - Meet Claudia
Claudia and Gerardo Guiterrez have been serving la cocina nortena to their immigrant community for almost a decade now. Authentic Northern Mexican food had been challenging to come by in the Twin Cities. They started by grilling outside of their home on Fridays for friends and family. Quickly this became both Friday and Saturday nights and then continued to grow into their successful restaurant Hamburguesas El Gordo. That growth has not yet stopped, with four locations open today.... Read more
Resilient Communities National Forum - Summary
The Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) hosted Minnesota’s first community development conference on October 6th in partnership with the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA). The MCCD Resilient Communities Conference was a success and brought together MCCD members, partners, funders, and other organizations working in the community development field to listen and learn about how we can grow the work and better serve... Read more
Small Business Law Group Q&A