Economic Competitiveness and Inclusion Plan

Economic Competitiveness and Inclusion Plan Main Photo

9 Mar 2020

Ramsey County

Ramsey County is leading the development of an comprehensive economic development strategy, centered around equitable growth and strengthening economic competitiveness. Led by the County with the help of a suite of local and national consultants, the plan will consist of in-depth analysis of the County’s economy:

  • a market and industry cluster analysis
  • a property-based fiscal analysis
  • a county-wide housing assessment

This work will lead to the development of an implementable plan that outlines economic and community objectives to pursue over the next decade. All of the plan’s recommendations will be shaped through a lens of equity, and will be informed by extensive community engagement.


Work kicked off in January, 2020 and will run throughout the year, with a final plan and recommendations expected around December, 2020.


Ramsey County municipalities, organizations and community groups are providing data, municipal plans and policies. Community visits, site visits and interviews throughout the year will also inform the work . A Steering Committee and working groups made up of community representatives are providing overall leadership as the plan evolves.