State’s Minnesota Business Vitality Council working group releases report and recommendations for addressing child care crisis

4 May 2022


St. Paul – Early care and education (ECE), a critical part of the economic infrastructure in Minnesota, is dealing with a long-standing crisis. Under the State’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), a working group charged by DEED’s Minnesota Business Vitality Council (MBVC) has released a final report and recommendations to support the creation and sustainability of child care businesses.

“The availability of child care is a business issue with deep ramifications for our economy, our workforce, and our communities,” said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. “The lack of reliable child care has a massive impact on our workforce. This report brings innovative new solutions to how we can fix this market, and details new ways government and business can partner to make sure every working family has access to quality care.”

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