Welcome to the Minnesota Council
Founded in 1961 as a non-profit organization, the Minnesota Council seeks to provide Minnesotans with the economic and personal financial understanding they need to function effectively in a complex, global environment. The MN Council is hosted by the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Professor Donald Liu is the Executive Director.
The Council accomplishes its mission by developing and conducting teacher and community education programs. The goals of the Minnesota Council are to provide comprehensive economic education to educators; develop and disseminate high quality economic curriculum materials; provide curricula, teaching exercises and student competitions that augment curricula and instructional objectives; and advocate the use of measurable outcomes to indicate program effectiveness.
Council programs are delivered through a network of University-affiliated Centers for Economic Education located at Minnesota State University-Mankato, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, St. Cloud State University, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the University of Minnesota-St. Paul, and the University of St. Thomas.
The Council makes a vital contribution to economic literacy in the state, is recognized as one of the top five of the 50 state councils in the nation, and is affiliated with the National Council on Economic Education, the leading non-profit organization advancing economic and financial literacy.
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