News from the Downtown Alliance
November 15, 2019
A note from the president
Greetings friends,

Earlier this week we had the chance to attend the Greater MSP Partnership Annual Meeting and hear about ambitious goals for the Twin Cities and the region for the next ten years. We heard from public and private sector leaders (including Downtown Alliance Co-Chair Mayor Carter and board members Andrea Walsh and Doug Baker) who represent varied industries but unanimously agreed that in order to thrive as a region we need to commit to inclusive growth.

Read on for more about MSP2030, events coming up in downtown like Equity on Ice and others, and be sure to enjoy the warm up we're expecting this weekend!

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Greater MSP Partnership rolls out regional ambitions with MSP2030
Earlier this week at their Annual Meeting, the Greater MSP Partnership unveiled the first three of what will be a total of nine big regional goals for the next ten years. Our entire region has seen tremendous growth over the past ten years and by setting ambitious goals, along with the strategic initiatives that will accompany those goals, we can increase our competitive edge and work to fill in some of our gaps. The Downtown Alliance is proud to work alongside the Greater MSP Partnership to meet these goals in downtown, because as we all know - when our region works together, we become greater together.

Equity on Ice tickets available
This Sunday evening one of our favorite events of the year is happening downtown. Equity on Ice, now in it's third year, will take place at TRIA Rink in Treasure Island Center. The family-friendly event includes open-skating with champion Whitecaps team members, photo opportunities with MN Wild mascot Nordy, beer tasting with Stacked Deck brewing and more. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet be sure to use code SKATE25 for 25% off!

Apply now for Lunar Startups Cohort 3
Applications are now being accepted for the third cohort of Lunar Startups entrepreneurs. Lunar Startups is an incubator and accelerator located within the Glen Nelson Center in Osborn370 geared towards womxn and people of color. It connects them with resources and mentors to take their businesses to the next level. Please share this among your network and encourage someone you know who might be a good fit to apply and join the incredible network of innovators in downtown Saint Paul.

Downtown Saint Paul in the news 
What's happening next week around Downtown Saint Paul
Pints for a Purpose & Minnesota History Trivia | November 21 - Tin Whiskers Brewing

Wilco Ode to Joy Tour | November 22 - 24, Palace Theatre

Muddy Hands Clay Workshop | November 23, Creators Space
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