Jonathan Weinhagen, President and CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber wrote this piece for the Star Tribune June 18, 2019.
Businesses rely on accurate census data to make smart decisions about where to invest and how many employees we hire. It’s also the basis of federal funding decisions to invest in infrastructure essential to Minnesota.
We depend on a welcoming culture to help meet our workforce needs and drive the next cycle of innovation and growth. All these issues are at stake in the fight over the Trump administration’s efforts to politicize the census. We are speaking up about this issue not despite being business leaders, but because of it.