A Just and Prosperous State with and for Black Minnesotans.
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Who We Are

We are the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity.

And we have seen
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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 are focused specifically on improved outcomes for the Black community in our state.
We have brought together the right people with the skills and experience to help get things done in partnership with our community.
We are here to honor existing work already being done in the community.

We hope you will join us in these efforts.

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How We Are Helping

We intend to apply our expertise, experience and resources in four broad pillars as we work to overcome systemic racism.

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Creating opportunities for Black Minnesotans to find work and advance their careers.
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Advocating for legislation that will provide the greatest benefit for Black Minnesotans.
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Supporting programs that strengthen our communities and overcome systemic racism.
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Educating and inspiring Minnesotans to take direct action and get involved on behalf of Black Minnesotans.
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It is incumbent upon organizations committed to racial equity to challenge ourselves to reflect, empathize, act, and learn. The Allyship Pillar is committed to developing actionable resources and making them easily accessible to organizations, diversity and inclusion practitioners and individual users alike. We developed the Allyship Toolkit as a learning space for our Coalition Members and others to deploy Ally programming within their organization in order to build a community of Allies committed to supporting Black Minnesotans.

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Get Involved

We cannot do this alone.

Get involved, take action and help us eliminate racial disparities.

Career Opportunities

Managing Director

The Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity (MBCRE) is excited to announce that we’re hiring for the role of Managing Director! This position reports to the Tri-Chairs of the MBCRE Steering Committee, manages all aspects of day-to-day operations, partners with members, oversees the budget, and acts as the external spokesperson for the MBCRE. If you’re interested in applying or have questions about the role, please send a cover letter and resume with the subject line MBCRE- Managing Director to Miquel McMoore at

Learn More

Enterprise Members
Large businesses, nonprofits and universities with the ability and motivation to take bold actions to advance racial equity within their organizations and participate in the work of at least one pillar.
Implementing Members
Nonprofits or small businesses with the expertise necessary to help Enterprise Members take action in one or more pillars.
Thought Leaders
Community and business leaders who advise the Coalition on solutions.

If you have the ability and motivation to take bold actions to advance racial equity, please contact one of our pillar leaders through to learn more.

MBCRE Steering Committee

Acooa Ellis

Acooa Ellis

Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Policy Pillar Co-Lead
Amelia Hardy

Amelia Hardy

Vice President – Inclusion and Diversity Strategic Initiatives, Best Buy
Workplace Pillar Co-Lead
Charlie Weaver

Charlie Weaver

Executive Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
James Burroughs

James Burroughs

Vice President, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Children's Minnesota
Coalition Co-Chair, Workplace Pillar Co-Lead
James Momon

James Momon

Chief Equity Officer, 3M
Allyship Pillar Co-Lead
Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson

Director – Government Affairs, General Mills
Coalition Co-Chair and Policy Pillar Co-Lead
Marcus Owens

Marcus Owens

Executive Director, African American Leadership Forum
Allyship Pillar Co-Lead
Matt Lewis

Matt Lewis

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Greater MSP
Reba Dominski

Reba Dominski

EVP, Chief Social Responsibility Officer, US Bank
Coalition Co-Chair and Philanthropy Pillar Lead
Shannon Smith Jones

Shannon Smith Jones

Executive Director, Hope Community
Philanthropy Pillar Co-Lead

Our Members

Allianz Life
Allina Health
Andersen Corporation
APi Group
Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
Bank of America
Best Buy
Be the Match
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota
Bremer Bank
C.H. Robinson
Children’s Minnesota
Delta Air Lines
Element Fleet Management
Fairview Health Services

General Mills
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Great Clips
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Hope Community
Land O’Lakes
Lund Food Holdings
Minnesota Business Partnership
Minnesota Twins
Opus Group
PNC Bank

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The Toro Company
Thomson Reuters
Twin Metals
U.S. Bank
University of St. Thomas
Wells Fargo
Xcel Energy
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities


April 28, 2021
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