When you see the progress this neighborhood has made in the past ten years,” he said, “you can really understand the total economic impact of our collective efforts.”
Wells Fargo emeritus and former Phillips Partnership Chair
Since 1997 the Phillips Partnership has
leveraged and guided institutional investment to improve the
long-term livability of the Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis.
The organization has set national precedents for strategic
cooperation between the public and private sectors.
Members of the Phillips Partnership have driven investments
to neighborhood improvements as never before. But it is strategy
that underwrites the Partnership’s vision – new
solutions, deeper thinking, intensity of focus.
- Building bridges to solve issues that span public agency
jurisdictions, traditional appropriations categories, and
individual corporate interests.
- Diagnosing the underlying causes of urban problems and exploring
- Mustering resources that are available but have been unorganized.
- Putting the best strategic minds to work alongside the
most knowledgeable and most personally invested people living
and working in Phillips.
The Phillips Partnership approach was compiled in a presentation that highlights key statistics and outcomes woven into a broader story of how to address market failure through a public private partnership. A letter sent to the New York Times also highlights the neighborhood transformation.
The Partnership has received the following recognition for its pioneering efforts:
- St. Paul Pioneer Press, "Nurturing
a Neighborhood," May 22, 2003
- Minneapolis Star Tribune, "Phillips
Scores Remarkable Successes," May 18, 2003.
- Excellence in Public Private Partnerships Award, presented
by United States Conference of Mayors, 1999
- Corporate Humanitarian Award, presented by Minneapolis
Community and Technical College, 2000
- Nationally recognized and supported by former Attorney
General Janet Reno