EDC Business Forums take place on the Third Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at various locations in the East Downtown. Registration, networking and lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., with the EDC Update and guest presenters beginning at Noon.
September 18, at Valspar Research and Development Center
“Committed to Corporate Growth in East Downtown”
Valspar Global Research and Development facility and Kraus-Anderson Construction corporate headquarters.
October 16, at Hyatt Place Hotel
“The Leading Edge of East Downtown Development”
GreaterMSP “Downtown East Strategic Area Development Plan”
November 20, at TBD location
“Beautiful and Safe: Urban Design and Programming in the Built Environment”
Downtown Improvement District discussing urban design solutions along with a crime and safety update.
December 18, at Guthrie Theater
“Connecting East Downtown to all of Minnesota”
Elected Leaders discussing pressing issues for the next legislative session
January 15, at TBD location
“Green Ribbons, Downtown Parks and the Nicollet Mile: Outdoor Urbanism at Its Best”
Minneapolis Downtown Council 2025 greening initiatives, Park Committee, and 2025 Plan updates.
February 19, at TBD location
“Access and Equality: The Convergences of Economic Vitality and Human Flourishing”
A panel discussion featuring City and business leaders.
March 19, at TBD location
“The Changing Face of Elliot Park Neighborhood”
Hennepin County Medical Clinic, EPNI Strategic Direction, Emerging Development Scenarios
April 16 (Annual Meeting), at TBD location
“From Super Bowls to Affordable Housing: East Downtown as host and home”
CPED and East Downtown Development Committee presentations
May 21, at TBD location
“The Convergence of Technology and Transportation in East Downtown”
Car sharing, Light rail/transit development, district transit perspectives
June 18, at TBD location
“Envisioning East Downtown as a District”
A conversation with Minneapolis Downtown Council Leadership and the three Council Members of East Downtown regarding district identity and aspirations.