Minneapolis Forward overview
As the pandemic began, the City took early steps to protect the public from infection.
- Decreased transmission of the virus
- Limited congregation of people
As the pandemic continued, the City counteracted the negative economic impacts of public health measures.
To do this, we:
- Relaxed regulations
- Suspended fees
- Increased resources
Early response to civil unrest in the city focused on people’s:
- Physical safety
- Access to food and medicine
In the weeks and months that followed, the City supported:
- Property owners in restoring properties damaged or destroyed in the civil unrest
- The pandemic response
Today, the City is focused on long term, equitable economic recovery for individuals, families, and businesses.
We do this through direct support for:
- Housing and food security
- Small businesses
- Employment and training
- Revitalizing commercial corridors
The City of Minneapolis does not do this work alone.
- Coordination and support from philanthropic and non-profit sector community-based organization
- Funding support from federal, State and county governments
Our work is generational:
- Recovering from the impacts of the pandemic and unrest
- Building a more equitable Minneapolis in the process
While we can see impacts of interventions today, true recovery will take years.
What you'll find
Under Minneapolis Forward, you will find:
Timelines for 2020-2022 that describe:
- Policy decisions
- Programs implemented
Interactive data tools that explore the:
- Investments in recovery related to COVID-19 and unrest
- Properties impacted by civil unrest
- Technical assistance provided to Minneapolis businesses