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Governing Journey Committee

Objective: Improve the Business Climate

Having and maintaining a competitive business climate – one that attracts business and is conducive to business growth – is critical to expanding and diversifying our regional economy. The Governing Journey Committee will identify the ongoing processes necessary to ensure that competitive policy and legislative priorities continue to be managed year to year.


  1. Formalize a high-profile list of annual state and federal legislative priorities for Southeastern Minnesota
  2. Implement recommendations to improve the City of Rochester permitting system
  3. Confirm the regional basis for support of statewide effort to reverse recent changes to Minnesota state tax law

Leigh J. Johnson
Randy Demmer
Board Liaison:
Scott Heck

What we are working on:

Committee Questionnaire

Regional Legislative Priorities List