A panel discussion on “Diverse and Inclusive Communities: Good for Business” will examine how the more residents feel attached to where they live the higher the local GDP growth will be.
The Diversity Insights Series is presented by the Opus College of Business in partnership with the Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity. Offered quarterly, the series will feature individual speakers or panels focused on current and emerging issues on workplace diversity and inclusion topics.
Featured on Thursday, Nov. 10, will be a discussion led by Dr. Katherine Loflin, lead consultant and content expert of the Knight Soul of the Community study; Tom Horner ’72, Minnesota businessman and politician; and Donna Zimmerman, senior vice president at HealthPartners.
“Diverse and Inclusive Communities: Good for Business” will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. in Room 252, Terrence Murphy Hall, at the University of St. Thomas downtown Minneapolis campus.
The Knight Soul of the Community project was launched in 2008 with the Gallup Foundation to measure the impact of place on a community’s bottom line. The team surveyed 43,000 people in 26 cities over the course of three years. The results: The more residents feel attached to where they live the higher will be the local GDP growth.
The Knight Soul of the Community project finally gives empirical evidence for what the corporate world has long understood: Place matters. In today’s economy and worldwide competition for talent it matters even more – perhaps more than imagined. Learn more about these national trends and the threats and opportunities for the Twin Cities.
For more information visit the Opus College of Business website.