Be part of the solution by learning more about this problem and taking action:
- Visit www.mngirls.org and sign the Don’t Buy It Project’s pledge to end the demand for commercial sex in any form. The Don’t Buy It Project offers educational resources, including online and classroom training, to individuals, groups, and communities to help spot the signs, prevent sexual exploitation, and end the demand.
- Take the action steps to end the demand by reducing every day examples of gender inequality and sexual violence.
Be part of the solution by increasing staff awareness and taking action:
- Train your employees on how to spot the signs of sex trafficking and know the action steps to take.
- Sponsor a classroom or online training for employees to begin to shift attitudes and help end the demand for commercial sex.
- Visit the Don't Buy It Project to get started.
You can also find more information at www.mngirls.org
Minnesota’s model is nationally recognized in the fight to end sex trafficking. As a result of efforts funded through the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s “Minnesota Girls Are Not For Sale” campaign -- a $7.5 million, 8-year campaign to end sex trafficking in Minnesota through grantmaking, research, and public education -- we were the first state in the nation to create and fund a statewide comprehensive plan to end sex trafficking. Minnesota is unique in the work it does to decrease the buying and selling of sex while also protecting and helping vulnerable youth. Minnesota was also one of the first states to pass the Safe Harbor Law in 2011. This law treats trafficked minors as victims instead of criminals.
Minnesota’s cross-sector team of business, law enforcement, and victim support service providers will continue its coordinated response to educate communities, prevent and disrupt trafficking, and help victims with additional resources throughout the state.
You can also find more information at www.mngirls.com
Minnesota leads the nation in anti-trafficking efforts. In recognition of that work, we have turned to the community to lead this effort; a committee representing more than 40 organizations, including law enforcement, nonprofits, government, and advocacy groups is being chaired by Hennepin and Ramsey Counties and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. For more information on what you can do, visit www.mngirls.org. While attention to sex trafficking peaks around major events, this nightmare happens to Minnesota girls and boys 365 days a year. We have the opportunity to raise awareness about sex trafficking and engage in our ongoing collective efforts to end child sex trafficking in Minnesota. We will:
- Offer enhanced services -- additional shelter beds and expanded drop-in center services and staffing -- for sex trafficking victims in Minnesota.
- Increase law enforcement staffing to arrest perpetrators and identify victims.
- Train hotel and transportation workers in identifying the signs of sex trafficking.
- Conduct a public education campaign to build awareness and create new allies.
The Super Bowl is more than just a game; it's a 10-day festival, with events held across the metro area drawing in fans and families from around the state and around the world to enjoy all the Bold North has to offer.
The 10 days leading up to the Super Bowl will feature events for all ages, with a variety of activities--including many at no or low-cost to attend. From Super Bowl Experience to Super Bowl LIVE, visitors will experience a world-class, uniquely Minnesotan event, including the Loppet, snowmobiling and outdoor ice bars.
The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee serves as the liaison between the National Football League and the local community. Our job is to plan and support activities to ensure a safe and successful Super Bowl experience for both the league and Minnesotans and to use the Super Bowl platform to introduce the world to our Bold North story. The Host Committee is a 501(c)(6) non-profit.
The Host Committee does not sell tickets. Ticket information will be made available by the NFL in 2017.
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NBC is the official broadcast partner for Super Bowl LII.
As one of the most watched events in the world, the Super Bowl instantly puts our state in the national spotlight. Super Bowl XLIX drew a record-setting 114.5 million viewers, making it the most watched program in US television history. More than 5,000 members of the media will be in attendance to cover not only the game, but also the excitement and activity surrounding it. Super Bowl Media Center presented by Microsoft goes live 10 days before the game, with countless shows broadcasting "live from Minnesota" -- including NBC, the Super Bowl LII broadcast partner. This ensures maximum exposure for images and events that capture what's so unique about living in the Bold North.
This incredible exposure allows us to tell the story of our successful business climate: why so many successful companies, including 18 Fortune 500 companies, are located here. This unprecedented media coverage of our state will also showcase our bold innovation, vividly illustrating life in the Bold North for potential employers and employees looking to relocate.
Economists expect more than $400 million in new spending right here in Minnesota as a direct result of the Super Bowl, likely foretelling an impressive boon for job growth.
Dozens of ancillary events across the Twin Cities will translate into a windfall for local restaurants, caterers, vendors, and suppliers, resulting in thousands of additional work hours for local job-seekers.
Then there's the tremendous influx of visitors directly impacting our local businesses. Each visitor alone is expected to spend an average of $625 per day, about six times what a typical Minnesota visitor spends!
From food and beverage, to entertainment and shopping, Minnesota businesses will likely take in more than $285 million.
The opportunity to demonstrate all Minnesota has to offer will likely lad to a significant growth in tourism and convention business for years to come. Previous host cities such as Indianapolis have seen a 20% increase in conference business in the years immediately following the Super Bowl.
Beyond its star power, Super Bowl LII is an engine for growth and opportunity for our state. The game will leave an economic impact of more than $400 million, attract millions of first-time tourists, and welcome thousands of members of the media filing stories on just about every facet of Minnesota life.
As the Host Committee for Super Bowl LII, our goal is to ensure that the positive impacts of the game touch every corner of our state. One of the ways we'll accomplish this is through the Legacy Fund. The Legacy Fund's mission is to help Minnesota kids lead healthy, nutritious, safe, and active lives by exposing them to opportunities within their own communities.
The bulk of this initiative will come from grants given to 52 community-led programs -- one each week for the 52 weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII. We will highlight each program's value and help spread their message of good health.
The Super Bowl will also leave behind a trained volunteer corps of thousands with direct experience facilitating large-scale efforts like the Super Bowl, increasing the likelihood of our state hosting more events of this kind.
- All Business Connect vendors are required to be certified as minority, women, disabled, veteran or LGBT-owned businesses.
- The majority owner must hold 51% of the company.
- The company must have been in business for at least three years.
- The company must have offices in Minnesota.
There are a number of ways local businesses can get involved in the Super Bowl, the primary of which is Business Connect, the NFL's supplier diversity program. The program will identify 300-400 small businesses, suppliers, and service providers from our area to participate in the program. Accepted businesses will be profiled in the resource guide, allowing those in need of their services to quickly identify qualified providers of goods and services.
Participants of Business Connect will also be invited to events and workshops and given access to resources and networking opportunities. While not all participants will be awarded contracts, businesses will likely increase their exposure along with opportunities for participation.