Economic Opportunity

Greater Twin Cities United Way's Vision:

All adults have the opportunity to participate in the workforce and advance toward prosperity and wealth building.


Our Policy and Advocacy Agenda


Explore policies to create a “sliding” income threshold to slowly decrease benefits relative to increased earnings that will provide a bridge to financial independence.


• Establish Pathways to Prosperity grants as a permanent program within the state’s base budget that includes automatic forecasting and funding by DEED for the budget biennium.
• Increase investments for workforce education and training programs, including Pathways to Prosperity grants.
• Expand access to employment for individuals with prior criminal records.


Advance improvements and modernization of state workforce data collection and reporting systems.

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