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The next mayor must apply the lessons learned from a decade of urban renaissance to these opportunities. A delivery system that prepares Minneapolis citizens for the workforce can close the unemployment gap for good.
Mike Christenson heads workforce development at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He is also a senior policy fellow at the think tank Growth & Justice.
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