Who We Are
We are the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity.
After the killing of George Floyd, we have seen what cannot be unseen. Systemic racism has taken a toll on Black Minnesotans for far too long. It’s time for the business community to do more to eliminate racial disparities.
At MBCRE, we are different. Leaders from more than 80 organizations have come together to build an equitable, inclusive and prosperous state with and for Black residents.
We hope you will join us in these efforts.
How We Are Helping
We intend to apply our expertise, experience and resources in four broad pillars as we work to overcome systemic racism.
Get involved, take action and help us eliminate racial disparities.
If you have the ability and motivation to take bold actions to advance racial equity, please contact one of our pillar leaders through email@example.com to learn more.
MBCRE Steering Committee
Shannon Smith Jones
Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
Bank of America
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota
Delta Air Lines
Element Fleet Management
Fairview Health Services
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Lund Food Holdings
Minnesota Business Partnership
The Toro Company
University of St. Thomas
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
The Minnesota Legislature is currently exploring changes to laws that govern policing across the state.
Click here to urge state leaders to prioritize reform before the end of this legislative session.
April 21, 2021 (New York Times) — George Floyd’s killing ignited violence and unrest last summer that forced Target to shutter a number of its stores and limit hours in others. More broadly, it set off a social reckoning across corporate America, as business leaders sought to address racial inequity both within their own walls and the […]
Dear MBCRE members, As the community continues to mourn and transform since the murder of George Floyd, we acknowledge the ongoing investigation into his death and the emotional distress it causes our community. It’s important as allies and leaders that we continue to listen with empathy and to recognize the impact these events have on […]
According to the ALANA Community Brain Trust, the opportunity cost of racism in Minnesota, via loss of income, lack of home ownership to tax burdens and business losses, is estimated to be $287 billion dollars. As a state, we have grown familiar with commonly cited disparities, maybe even comfortable. But on May 25, 2020, we […]