Albert Einstein is credited with saying, “Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them." Thomas Edison often said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it looks like work.” Noted wealth creation author of Rich Dad-Poor Dad fame, Robert Kiyosaki, shares that “inside every problem is opportunity.”
Clearly, Governor Mark Dayton is focused on reaching solutions and harnessing opportunity in spite of perceived problems for African Americans in Minneapolis. On March 30th at the Twin Cities Economic Summit Governor Dayton listened to community needs and swiftly responded with feedback detailing opportunities for improvement that can sow seeds of sustainable Job growth in our state. For this the governor should be applauded. I am also appreciative of the leadership that made this summit possible provided by Representatives Bobby Joe Champion and Jeff Hayden, and Rev. Jerry McAfee and the summit organizers. A review of the Governor’s April 8th Twin Cities Economic Summit Report outlines his intentional actions designed to seize opportunity and make it work.