Keeping Tech on the Legislative Table

From federal to state and local levels of government, MnTech provides a strong, unified voice for Minnesota’s high tech community. We work with our elected officials and governmental partners to make sure they make informed decisions on technology issues, and bring their attention to issues in our community that need to be addressed.

Each year MnTech develops a legislative agenda to advocate policies that recognize the changing face of Minnesota’s tech workforce and the global realities of commerce in the 21st century. In advancing our public policy agenda, MnTech is guided by the following principles:

  • We develop, support, and advocate for public policy that promotes the long-term growth, sustain­ability, and global competitiveness of Minnesota’s technology-based economy.
  • We believe strong, consistent, focused leadership from the private sector, working in collaboration with academic, nonprofit and government partners, is the critical link in driving our state’s devel­opment and recognition as a global technology leader.
  • We advocate for policies that strengthen Minnesota’s science and technology workforce, as well as those that leverage technology to increase government efficiency and improve and sustain Minnesota’s infrastructure.
  • We support policies and practices that build a diverse and robust tech talent pipeline, working in collaboration with tech industry leaders, education and training partners, government agencies and community-based organizations to attract and retain talent in the tech industry.

2022 Legislative Priorities

For the 2022 Legislative Session, MnTech is prioritizing legislative action in the following areas:

  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Broadband and Telecommunications
  • Business Development
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Intellectual Property
  • Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

To learn more about each of the priorities and see our full legislative agenda, click here.

Legislative Priorities

Learn more about each of our current Legislative Priorities in our 2022 Agenda.

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Contact Your Legislators

Contact your legislators and encourage them to advocate for technology.

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Please note: if you want to reach Governor Walz, please complete the form at https://mn.gov/governor/contact/