This may be of interest for many of our community members in Minnesota. It has been ten years since the first Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Summit hosted by the City of Minneapolis on Oct. 23, 2003.
This 2013 effort is led by Twin Cities Regional Center and collaborated with Asian Media Access; Hawman and Company; Project Sweetie Pie; Strategies; and University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC). It will examine the progress made over the past decade, with a special focus on Transit Oriented Development, disparities in health and education, the proposed Minneapolis Public Schools 5-year Plan.
Registration is free and open to the public. The Preregistered will receive a half-hour FREE consultation with the Venture Capital Team:
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Summit
When: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 9 AM – 4 PM
Where: University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC),
2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
• 9:00 – 9:30 – Breakfast and Networking
• 9:30 – 10:10 - Welcoming by UROC and invited political leaders
• 10:10 – 11:10 – Asian American Business Overview in North Minneapolis
• 11:10 – 11:20 - Break
• 11:20 – 12:30 - “How much you can do with $500,000 investment” – Twin Cities Regional Center as a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
• 12:30 – 13:00 – Lunch
• 13:00 – 14:50 – Divided into A and B Tracks
• Track A at room 107: 1) AAPI Health Disparities Report; and 2) MNSure – MN Health Insurance Updates
• Track B at room 105: 1) Current Transit Development Updates; and 2) Resources for Small Business Owners
• 14:50 – 15:00 - Break
• 15:00 – 16:00 – What Should We Do Next – How AAPI community can create the health/economic/environmental impacts to support the TODs
The purpose of this Summit is to connect Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community with resources available from various Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD).
For the past 10 years, MN has actively developed public transit options, such as: the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (along St. Paul University Ave.) and Southwest LRT (proposed line from Eden Prairie to Minneapolis), etc. These diverse Transit Options will link to future economic development and health/environmental impacts at neighborhoods.
All AAPIs need to get involved NOW, to showcase the tremendous assets we all have, and how we can be part of the Transit Oriented Developments that grow the economy, add jobs, and create opportunities for quality housing and walkable neighborhoods.