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Medical Alley Association serves the individuals and organizations that comprise Minnesota's health industry by influencing policy, fostering connections and providing critical intelligence to improve the quality of health around the world.

Medical Alley Association serves the individuals and organizations that comprise Minnesota's health industry by influencing policy, fostering connections and providing critical intelligence to improve the quality of health around the world.

Attracting & Retaining Talent for the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Region

Get Engaged.

We are looking for company participation in developing a strategy to address the unique talent needs of the health technology industry. To learn more contact Cheryl Matter, cmatter@medicalalley.org.


A highly-skilled, highly-productive workforce is the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region’s top competitive advantage. It drives our region’s leadership in numerous industries and fuels innovation. Today, unemployment is low and falling due to economic growth. Over the next five years, an expanding economy paired with a historic slowdown in labor force growth could leave us 100,000 workers short of the need. Shortages are emerging already in high-demand occupations related to technology, engineering and financial management. To sustain our region’s economic success into the next generation, a new formula is needed to produce the quantity and quality of talent our region requires.

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