The GREATER MSP Partnership announced its decision to locate its new office in the Osborn370 Building, a hub for inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship in downtown Saint Paul. GREATER MSP’s staff of about 25 will move to the building in January 2024.
The GREATER MSP Partnership accelerates regional competitiveness and inclusive economic growth through job creation, capital investment and execution of strategic initiatives. “This decision reflects GREATER MSP’s commitment to the vitality of downtowns as the centers of our region’s economy,” Peter Frosch, President and CEO of the GREATER MSP Partnership.
Following a decade at the headquarters building of Securian Financial, also in downtown Saint Paul, GREATER MSP will occupy the 19th floor of Osborn370, an office tower that was once the headquarters of Ecolab, one of the regional partnership’s founding and leading investors.
“GREATER MSP is the hub of collaboration for partners across the region,” said Peter Frosch. “Osborn370’s location, amenities and tenant mix will enhance our mission and create new opportunities.”
GREATER MSP selected its new location after an extensive survey of the 15-county metro. Selection criteria included ease of access for staff and guests, access to amenities, safety and high-speed bandwidth. Local architecture firm Pope Design Group and general contractor Zuri 3 will handle the buildout.
“As GREATER MSP hosts clients and delegations from around the country and across the globe, this office will be a great new asset to showcase the region,” said Tim Welsh, GREATER MSP Board Chair and Vice Chair, Consumer and Business Banking at U.S. Bank.
“Our bold vision for economic development and community wealth-building is deeply rooted in the mindset of betting on ourselves,” said Mayor Melvin Carter. “Future prosperity relies on our joint efforts to invest in and empower our people, businesses, and neighborhoods, and our partnership with GREATER MSP is absolutely critical in that work. Their decision to stay in Saint Paul affirms our collective commitment to crafting a 21st-century economy in which everyone can benefit.”
“I am thrilled GREATER MSP has decided to stay in Saint Paul,” said Nicolle Goodman, Director of Planning and Economic Development. “Osborn370 is the center of gravity in our downtown right now. The tenant mix in the building is diverse and exciting. Our downtown corridor is coming back to life, and it’s a great time to be moving to this dynamic location.”