With strong commercial, financial, and transportation industries, Minneapolis excels in many measures of prosperity. However, that prosperity isn’t felt equally across the city; only 36% of black students graduate from high school in four years, and black city residents are three times more likely to be out of work than white residents. City officials believe that a more inclusive economy that provides more opportunities for people of color is imperative for long term economic growth and stability.

Minneapolis is one of the busiest rail hubs in the US, with daily shipments of crude oil and ethanol passing in proximity to residential neighborhoods and the Mississippi river. City officials are concerned that a HAZMAT incident could impact up to a quarter of the city’s population, straining response capabilities that would need to span multiple agencies. The city is also actively preparing for climate risk that will likely include more heavy rain events, high wind storms, and heat waves, and the ensuing strain these events will place on urban infrastructure.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Economic Inequality
  • Extreme Heat
  • Hazardous Materials Accident
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Lack of Social Cohesion
  • Tornado

Snapshot of Minneapolis

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    POPULATION AS OF 2013

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