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April 13: Michael Langley, CEO of GREATER MSP

Langley will discuss "Managing High-Performing Economic Development Organizations" in lecture.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-7-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Michael Langley, the founding CEO of GREATER MSP, the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership, will discuss “Managing High-Performing Economic Development Organizations” on Wednesday, April 13 from 6-8:45 p.m. at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Morris Hall, room 112.

Langley’s presentation, sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato’s Urban and Regional Studies Institute, is free but is open only to Minnesota State Mankato students and employees. University students and employees interested in attending should RSVP to Nathan Pasmore, institute coordinator in the Urban and Regional Studies Institute at Minnesota State Mankato. Pasmore can be reached by email at or by phone at 507-389-1714.

According to Langley’s biography on the GREATER MSP website, GREATER MSP leads global promotion, regional strategy, and project management for economic growth and job creation in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region, with 3.5 million residents and a gross metropolitan product of over $230 billion. Langley brings years of experience to the role as a widely recognized economic development strategist who has also led successful regional economic development organizations in Florida and Pennsylvania.

Langley’s online biography also states that his community service includes leadership on the board of the Minnesota Orchestra, the Metropolitan State University Foundation board of trustees, the Super Bowl LII Host Committee executive board, the NAIOP board of directors, and the board of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Langley was named one the “Top 50 Economic Developers in North America” by Consultant Connect in 2015, and was designated as a “Fellow Member” by IEDC in 2015 for his contributions to the economic development profession.
The Urban and Regional Studies Institute is part of the University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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