Performance Management and Innovation

We help the City innovate and transform residents’ lives.

What we do

Cities are uniquely positioned to innovate and transform residents’ lives but face many barriers to creating solutions.

We serve as an in-house consulting team that helps the City address complex and pressing challenges that lead to racial disparities. To develop new solutions that move the dial toward equity in Minneapolis, we work side by side with:

  • Key City staff
  • Residents
  • Community organizations

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Our focus on equity

Despite our reputation as a progressive, thriving city, Minneapolis has some of the worst racial disparities of all major cities in America.

In socio-economic indicators across the board, we see significant and persistent gaps between white residents and residents of color:

  • Household income
  • Poverty rates
  • Educational attainment
  • Home ownership
  • Health outcomes

The team’s mission is to push for bold new ideas and achieve concrete results that reverse racial disparity trends. We will do this through a relentless commitment to:

  • Research
  • Collaboration
  • Community engagement
  • Project management
  • Data
  • Design

Contact us

Performance Management and Innovation




350 S. 5th St, Room 301M
Minneapolis, MN 55415